Monographs Details: Rhacocarpus purpurascens (Brid.) Paris
Authority: Buck, William R. 1990. Contributions to the moss flora of Guyana. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 64: 184-196.
Family:Hedwigiaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Upper Potaro Rtver Region: Upper slopes of Mt.Wokomung, 05º05'N, 50°50'W, 1540-1600 m, Hedyosmum-hamboo dominated moist forest, epiphytic.Boom & Samuels 9166, epipetric. Boom & Samuels9177, epipetric on wet, dripping rock face. Boom &Samuels 9179.

Discussion:

This species was previously known in the Guianas only from near the summit of Mt. Roraima.

Distribution:Guyana South America|