Calomnion milleri

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Calomnion milleri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Rhizogoniales
Family: Calomniaceae
Genus: Calomnion
Species: C. milleri
Binomial name
Calomnion milleri
Hook. f. & Wilson

Calomnion milleri is a species of moss known only from Lord Howe Island in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand. It grows on the aerial adventitious roots of tree-ferns at elevations of 450–875 m.[1]

Calomnion milleri is a small, dioecious, yellow-green plant rarely more than 10 mm tall. It has two types of leaves, both subulate (with a long, narrow tip). Setae are 0.8-1.0 mm long; cylindrical capsules 1.2-1.4 mm long. It is distinguished from other species in the genus by its thickened leaf margins, its capsulesshorter than the setae, and the long, slender subulate leaves.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vitt, D. H. 1991. A new species of Calomnion (Bryopsida) from Lord Howe Island. Novon 1: 53–55.
  2. ^ Vitt, D. H. 1995. The genus Calomnion (Bryopsida): taxonomy, phylogeny, and biogeography. Bryologist 98: 338–358.