Monographs Details: Dicranella varia (Hedw.) Schimp.
Authority: Buck, William R. 1987. Bryostephane Steereana: A Collection of Bryological Papers Presented to William Campbell Steere On The Occasion of His 80th Birthday. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 45: 1-749.
Family:Dicranaceae
Discussion:Ten plants, 1.38-1.48, 1.45-1.56, 1.60-1.75 m , preservation good. The recurved, bistratose leaf margins and denticulate leaf apices are diagnostic. Most of the fossils had cauline ryhizoids. One probable male plant was found. Although no antheridia were observed, the plant bore two perigonia comprised of enlarged, overlapping basal leaf laminae. Fig. 2a-d.