Monographs Details: Tetraplodon mnioides (Hedw.) Bruch & Schimp.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett & Wurdack, John J. 1960. The botany of the Guayana highland--Part IV. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 10: 1-37.
Family:Splachnaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA: Cerro Sipapo (Paraque), on rocks in southeast summit, alt. 1800 m, Maguire & Politi 27808.

Discussion:This unusual record represents the first occurrence of the species in northern South America as far as I am aware. It might be construed as an example of the southward push of vegetation during the postglacial ages.
Distribution:Venezuela South America|