Monographs Details: Caudalejeunea
Authority: Britton, Nathaniel L. & Millspaugh, Charles F. 1920. The Bahama Flora.
Family:Lejeuneaceae
Scientific Name:Caudalejeunea
Description:Description - Plants prostrate or ascending, medium-sized to large, green, not glossy. Leaves more or less imbricated, complicate-bilobed, the dorsal lobe not squarrose, oblong-ovate, rounded to acute, usually entire ; lobule inflated, the margin involute, mostly bidentate, the apical or outer tooth with the hyaline papilla near its proximal base; leaf-cells thin-walled but with distinct trigones. Underleaves orbicular, more or less refuse, entire. Antheridia in pairs in the axils of saccate bracts, the androecia more or less elongated, terminal; bracteoles everywhere present. Female inflorescence borne on a more or less elongated branch without subfloral innovations; bracts unequally bilobed, the lobe entire or toothed, the lobule narrow and scarcely projecting, entire; bracteole shortly bifid, entire or toothed. Perianth obovate, compressed and with a single sharp ventral keel, the lateral keels sometimes with entire or dentate wings. [Latin, tailed Lejeunea.] About 15 species, mostly tropical. Type species: C. Lehmanniana (Gottsche) Evans.