Monographs Details: Lepidozia ferdinandi-muelleri Steph.
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:Lepidoziaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution: Ceram, N e w Guinea, Solomon Is., Philippines (new).Ecology in Philippines: Locally abundant on logs and ground at edge of mossy forest; limestone forest formation at ca. 2000 m.Specimen seen: PHILIPPINES. Mindaneo: Agusan Norte Province, Cabadbaran, westem side of Mt. Hilong-Hilong, trail from Bo. San Antonio to summit Tan & Navarez 84-505 (f).

Discussion:

Lepidozia ferdinandi-muelleri Steph., Spec. Hep. 3: 614. 1909. Type: New Guinea.

This species belongs to sect. Cladorhizae Schust., which together with sect. Cladolepidozia Schust. represent extremes in leaf lobe reduction in Lepidozia. Lepidozia ferdinandi-muelleri together with L. cladorhiza (Reinw. et al.) Nees and L. holorhiza (Reinw. et al.) Nees of sect. Cladorhiza and L. bursifera Hatt. & Grolle of sect. Cladolepidozia are examples. These species have leaf apices broadly rounded or narrowed from a very broad base, and armed at the apex with 4 coarse teeth (e.g., L. ferdinandi-muelleri), cilia (e.g., L. bursifera) or long setae (e.g., L. cladorhiza), but clearly discernible lobes and associated sinuses are lost or barely evident.

Illustrations: Mizutani (1968, fig. 6), Piippo (1984, fig. 6h-n).

Distribution:Philippines Asia|