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.
Discussion:Twenty-two plants, 1.45-1.56 m. Most ofthe material is referable to var. stellatum, but one fragment from 1.60-1.75 m has the abmptly tapered leaves of var. protensum (Brid.) Bryhn ex Grout.