Dicranoweisia crispula, photographed by Hermann Schachner.

Belongs within: Dicranaceae.

Dicranoweisia is a genus of mosses growing in dense cushions, with leaves crisped when dry and smooth, erect capsules (Dixon 1924).

Characters (from Dixon 1924): Plants in dense cushions; leaves crisped when dry, entire, with angular cells more or less distinct. Capsule erect, smooth; peristome teeth cleft at apex or undivided, articulated and internally barred.

<==Dicranoweisia Lindb. ex Mild. 1869 SK02
    |–D. antarctica (Müll.Hal.) Kindb. 1888 SK02
    |–D. austro-crispula D03
    |–D. brevipes (Müll.Hal.) Cardot 1885 SK02
    |–D. cirrata SK02 (see below for synonymy)
    |–D. compacta D24
    |–D. crispula [=Weisia crispula; incl. Dicranum leiophyllum] D24
    |    |–D. c. var. crispula D24
    |    `–D. c. var. atrata D24
    |–D. microcarpa (Hooker & Wilson) Paris 1896 (see below for synonymy) SK02
    `–D. perpulvinata Dusén 1903 D03

Nomen nudum: Dicranoweisia tenella Dusén 1903 D03

Dicranoweisia cirrata SK02 [=Mnium cirrhatum D24, Holomitrium cirratum SK02, Weisia cirrhata D24; incl. Dicranoweisia sutherlandii D24]

Dicranoweisia microcarpa (Hooker & Wilson) Paris 1896 [=Weissia microcarpa, Brachydontium microcarpum, Dicranum microcarpum; incl. Weissia bicolor Hampe 1880] SK02

*Type species of generic name indicated


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

[D03] Dusén, P. 1903. Patagonian and Fuegian mosses. In: Scott, W. B. (ed.) Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896–1899 vol. 8. Botany pp. 63–126. The University: Princeton (New Jersey).

[SK02] Streimann, H., & N. Klazenga. 2002. Catalogue of Australian Mosses. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 17. Australian Biological Resources Study: Canberra.

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