Orthotrichum subgenus Tenella

Orthotrichum pulchellum, from here.

Belongs within: Orthotrichaceae.

The section Tenella of the genus Orthotrichum includes mosses with recurved margins on the relatively obtuse leaves (Dixon 1924).

Characters (from Dixon 1924): Leaves with recurved margins, not hair-pointed. Peristome teeth reflexed or revolute when dry. Stomata immersed.

<==Orthotrichum subg. Tenella D24
    |--O. pallens D24
    |--O. pulchellum D24
    |    |--O. p. var. pulchellum D24
    |    `--O. p. var. winteri D24
    |--O. rivulare D24
    |--O. schimperi [incl. O. fallax] D24
    |--O. sprucei D24
    |--O. stramineum [incl. O. praenubilum] D24
    |    |--O. s. var. stramineum D24
    |    `--O. s. var. patens D24
    `--O. tenellum [incl. O. prasinellum] D24

*Type species of generic name indicated


[D24] Dixon, H. N. 1924. The Student's Handbook of British Mosses 3rd ed. V. V. Sumfield: Eastbourne.

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