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:Amblystegium (?) torrentium Besch., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 45: 125. 1898. Type: TAHITI. Vallee de Faaiti, Nadeaud 418; Vallee de Piraa, Nadeaud 419 (syntype—419—BM!).
The most surprising species examined was Glossadelphus vivicolor (Broth. & Dix.) Broth. This species is almost identical to Bryocrumia andersonii (Bartr.) Anders. It m a y indeed prove to be synonymous but from the limited material available it is slightly more robust. Neither species is known fertile and both grow on wet rocks. An explanation is elusive for a disjunction between southem India and South Carolina.