Cynodontium polycarpum, photographed by Hermann Schachner.

Belongs within: Dicranaceae.

Cynodontium is a genus of relatively tall mosses with recurved margins on the leaves (Dixon 1924).

Characters (from Dixon 1924): Leaves with recurved margins, long, wider at base, gradually and longly acuminated in the upper part; cells often papillose. Fruit larger, smooth or striate, symmetrical or more frequently inclined and unequal, often strumose, on longer seta. Peristome variable. Lid longly subulate.

    |–C. bruntoni [=Dicranum bruntoni, Dicranoweisia bruntoni, Oncophorus bruntoni] D24
    |–C. gracilescens [=Dicranum gracilescens, Oncophorus gracilescens] D24
    |    |–C. g. var. gracilescens D24
    |    `–C. g. var. alpestre [incl. C. subalpestre] D24
    |–C. jenneri (see below for synonymy) D24
    |–C. polycarpum [=Dicranum polycarpum, Oncophorus polycarpus] D24
    |–C. strumiferum [=Dicranum strumiferum, C. polycarpum var. strumiferum, Oncophorus strumifer] D24
    |–C. virens [=Bryum virens, Oncophorus virens] D24
    |    |–C. v. var. virens D24
    |    `–C. v. var. serratum D24
    `–C. wahlenbergii [=C. virens var. wahlenbergii, Onchophorus wahlenbergii] D24
         |–C. w. var. wahlenbergii D24
         `–C. w. var. compactum D24

Cynodontium jenneri [=Didymodon jenneri Schimp. 1868; incl. C. polycarpum var. laevifolia, C. polycarpum var. laxirete, C. laxirete Grebe 1901] D24

*Type species of generic name indicated


[D24] Dixon, H. N. 1924. The Student’s Handbook of British Mosses 3rd ed. V. V. Sumfield: Eastbourne.

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