Monographs Details: Conardia
Authority: Sharp, Aaron J., et al. 1994. The Moss Flora of Mexico. Part Two: Orthotrichales to Polytrichales. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 69 (2)
Family:Campyliaceae
Scientific Name:Conardia
Description:Genus Description - Small plants in soft, dense, shiny, green to yellow mats, sometimes in deep, dense tufts. Stems crowded, ascending, irregularly branched, radiculose (the rhizoids brown, minutely papillose); pseudoparaphyllia lanceolate; branches short, ascending. Leaves crowded, erect or spreading, sometimes shghtiy secund. Stem leaves not plicate, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, slightly decurrent, commonly bearing filamentous propagula at back above the middle; margins reflexed at base, serrate throughout, the teeth often sharper and ± recurved at base; costa stout, percurrent or nearly so, not ending in a spine; upper cells linear-rhomboidal; basal cells oblong; alar cells few, quadrate to rectangular. Branch leaves smaller. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves ± long-acuminate. Setae yellow-orange to red, smooth; capsules suberect to inclined, oblongcyhndric from a short neck, shghtiy constricted below the mouth when dry; annulus of 1 layer of inflated cells; operculum conic-apiculate; exostome teeth brown, lance-subulate, papillose throughout or somewhat cross-striolate at base; endostome about as long as the teeth, with a high basal membrane, lance-acuminate segments perforate along the keel, and cilia none or short and single. Spores finely papillose.

Discussion:

Consisting of a single species