Monographs Details: Octoblepharum tatei (R.S.Williams) E.B.Bartram
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1960. The botany of the Guayana highland--Part IV. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-37.
Family:Leucobryaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA: Amazonas: Cerro de la Neblina, Rio Yatua, in upper Canon Grande basin, elev. 1900 m, Bassett Maguire, John J. Wurdack & Celia E. Maguire 42358. Bolivar: Chimanta Massif, vicinty of Camp 4, Apaeara-tepui, alt. 1800-2000 m, Steyermark 74980a.

Discussion:

Carinafolium tatei Williams, Bull. Torrey Club 58: 502. 1931.

The sporophyte characters as shown in no. 42358 are as follows: setae slender, reddish, 15-20 mm long; capsule erect, cylindrical, the urn 2 mm long; peristome teeth 16, pale, hyaline, faintly papillose, apparently in 8 pairs (the capsules all old and deopereulate with only vestiges of the peristome remaining).

As the sporophyte shows no distinctive characters, the dorsal keel of the costa is the only feature that separates this species from Octoblepharum. Under the circumstances it seems more practical to include the species in Octoblepharum where it obviously belongs.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|