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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Dicranidae
Order: Bryoxiphiales
H.A. Crum & L.E. Anderson
Family: Bryoxiphiaceae
Genus: Bryoxiphium
Mitten 1869
  • Bryoziphium Mitten, alternate spelling
  • Eustichium Bruch & Schimp.

Bryoxiphium is the only genus of moss in family Bryoxiphiaceae, described as a genus in 1869.[2][1][3][4]

Bryoxiphium is native to North America, East Asia, and certain islands in the North Atlantic. [5]

  1. Bryoxiphium madeirense A. Löve & D. Löve - Madeira
  2. Bryoxiphium mexicanum Besch. - Mexico (Jalisco, Distrito Federal, Morelos, Puebla, Veracruz)
  3. Bryoxiphium norvegicum (Bridel) Mitten - United States (incl Alaska), Greenland, Iceland, Mexico, Dominican Republic, China, Japan, Korea, Russian Far East


  1. ^ a b Tropicos, Bryoxiphium Mitt.
  2. ^ Mitten, William. 1869. Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 12:580 Tropicos erroneously says page 850; descriptions in Latin, commentary in English
  3. ^ Crosby, M. R. & R. E. Magill. 1981. A Dictionary of Mosses, third printing. Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 3. 43 pp.
  4. ^ Eggers, J. 1982. Artenliste der moose Makaronesiens. Cryptogamie: Bryologie, Lichénologie 3: 283–335
  5. ^ Bryophyte Flora of North America, vol 1, Bryoxiphiaceae Bescherelle
  6. ^ The Plant List, search for Bryoxiphium