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1 March 2010 Austral Hepaticae 47. Plagiochila microdictyon Mitt. (Plagiochilaceae), a misunderstood species from New Zealand
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Plagiochila microdictyon Mitt., previously considered a synonym of P. circinalis (Lehm. & Lindenb.) Lindenb., is a distinct species, with a limited distribution in northern New Zealand. This species has the coarse, nodular leaf cell trigones of P. circinalis, but has straight, non-coiled androecia, the male bracts toothed at the apex and united with the bract above. In dorsal aspect, the opposing leaf bases are separated by a conspicuous groove, leaving the surface of the stem narrowly exposed.

John J. Engel and Gary L. Merrill "Austral Hepaticae 47. Plagiochila microdictyon Mitt. (Plagiochilaceae), a misunderstood species from New Zealand," The Bryologist 113(1), 34-38, (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-113.1.34
Received: 10 April 2009; Accepted: 1 July 2009; Published: 1 March 2010
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