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Phlegmariurus Holub. Hanging Firmoss.

A genus of 250-300 species, of tropical areas of the New World and Old World.

ID notes:The genus Phlegmariurus is recognized by its epiphytic habit and pendent stems, with many spreading to ascending leaves 15-20 mm long and with long attenuate tips, lacking gemmae (vegetative propagules) in the leaf axils. In the Flora region, it is restricted to s. Florida.

Ref: Øllgaard In Kramer & Green (1990); Testo et al. (2018); Wagner & Beitel (1993) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b); Wikström & Kenrick (2000); Zhang & Iwatsuki in FoC (2013). Show full citations.

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image of plant© Alan Cressler: Phlegmariurus dichotomus, growing on Annona glabra, Cathedral area, Fakahatchee Strand, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Collier County, Florida 5 by Alan Cressler | Phlegmariurus dichotomus source | Original Image ⭷

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