Monographs Details: Leptolejeunea elliptica (Lehm. & Lindenb.) Schiffn.
Authority: Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.
Family:Lejeuneaceae
Description:Species Description - Pale green, becoming blackish or brownish with age, growing in thin patches. Leaves distant, the dorsal lobe widely spreading, oblong-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, about 0.35 mm. long, rounded to subacute, entire; lobule inflated, ovate, the apex tipped with a single, almost straight cell; leaf-cells with small but distinct trigones, averaging about 23 µ ocelli two to five, in an interrupted median row; divisions of underleaves formed of two or three cells in a single row; inflorescence autoecious or dioecious; female branch without an innovation; bracts scarcely complicate, usually bilobed; braeteole connate on both sides, linear,, shortly bifid ; perianth obconical, terete below, the horns acute or truncate.

Distribution:New Providence Bahamas South America| Florida United States of America North America|