Jump to content


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Plagiothecium undulatum
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Hypnales
Family: Plagiotheciaceae
Fleischer and Broth.

See text

Plagiotheciaceae is a family of mosses from the order Hypnales. It is found almost nearly worldwide,[1] including Antarctica. Located primarily in temperate latitudes and at higher elevations in the tropics.[2]

Named after Plagiothecium, which has over 150 species.

It originally had 2 subfamilies, Plagiothecioideae (which contained Catagonium and Plagiothecium), and Stereophylloideae (which contained Entodontopsis, Pilosium, Stenocarpidopsis, Stenocarpidium and Sterephyllum).[3]


As accepted by GBIF;[1]


  1. ^ a b "Plagiotheciaceae". gbif.org. Moss TROPICOS Database. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Plagiotheciaceae - FNA". beta.floranorthamerica.org. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  3. ^ Pedersen, Niklas; Hedenäs, Lars (Autumn 2002). "Phylogeny of the Plagiotheciaceae Based on Molecular and Morphological Evidence". The Bryologist. 105 (3): 310–324.

Other sources[edit]

  • Buck, W. R. and R. R. Ireland. 1985. A reclassification of the Plagiotheciaceae. Nova Hedwigia 41: 89–125.