Monographs Details: Caribaeohypnum polypterum (Mitt.) Ando & Higuchi
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:Hypnaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - On tree trunks and logs, rarely soil and rock, in montane forests at (1000-) 2000-3200 m alt.; Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz.—Mexico; Central America; West Indies

Discussion:

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C. polypterum (Mitt.) Ando & Hig., Cryptog. Bryol. Lichenol. 5: 9. 1984.

Ectropothecium polypterum Mitt., J. Linn. Soc, Bot. 12: 514. 1869.

Cupressina minutidens C. Müll., Bull. Herb. Boissier 5: 216. 1897.

C. arcuatipes C. Müll., Bull. Herb. Boissier 5: 566. 1897.

Hypnum minutidens (C. Müll.) Par., Index Bryol. Suppl. 205. 1900.

Ectropothecium amabile var. brevifolium Ren. & Card., Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 41(1): 144. 1905.

Hypnum polypterum (Mitt.) Broth, in E. & P., Nat. Pfl. ed. 2,11: 454. 1925.

H. polypterum var. robustum Bartr., Contr. U. S. Natl. Herb. 26(3): 110.1928.

Ptilium orthothecium Thér., Rev. Bryol. Lichenol. 14: 21. 1944.

The species is superficially similar to Hypnum amabile, which is separated b y its less plicate leaves with well-defined, decurrent alar groups consisting of enlarged hyaline cells.

Distribution:Mexico North America| Central America| West Indies|