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1 September 2002 On the Occurrence of an Extensive but Deciduous Prostome in Orthotrichum obtusifolium
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The peristome of O. obtusifolium Brid. is typically double and composed of remnants of cell walls from three peristomial layers. A prostome has never been reported for this species. Here we report the occurrence of a prostome for this taxon based on a single population from western Canada. This prostome extends over the complete surface of the exostome tooth, but falls off shortly after the dehiscence of the capsule.

Bernard Goffinet and Robynn K. Shannon "On the Occurrence of an Extensive but Deciduous Prostome in Orthotrichum obtusifolium," The Bryologist 105(3), (1 September 2002). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745(2002)105[0349:OTOOAE]2.0.CO;2
Received: 12 February 2002; Accepted: 1 April 2002; Published: 1 September 2002
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