Orthotrichum pulchellum, from here.

Belongs within: Orthotrichaceae.

The section Tenella of the genus Orthotrichum includes mosses with recurved margins on the relatively obtuse leaves (Dixon 1924).

<==Orthotrichum Hedw. 1801SK02
    |--O. subg. OrthotrichumS04
    |    |--O. anomalum Hedw. 1801S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |--O. cupulatum Brid. 1801S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    `--O. urnigerum Myrin 1833OZB-O03
    |--O. subg. Gymnosporus (Lindb. ex Braithw.) Limpr. 1890S04
    |    |--O. sect. Affinia Schimp. 1876S04
    |    |    |--O. affine Schrad. ex Brid. 1801S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |    |    |    |--O. a. var. affineD24
    |    |    |    `--O. a. var. rivaleD24
    |    |    `--O. speciosum Nees in Sturm. 1819S04 [incl. O. speciosum f. montanum non O. anomalum var. montanumOZB-O03]
    |    `--O. sect. Leiocarpa Molendo 1887S04
    |         |--O. lyellii Hook. & Taylor 1818S04 [incl. Conferva orthotrichiD24]
    |         |--O. shawii Wilson in Schimp. 1864S04
    |         `--O. striatum Hedw. 1801S04 [incl. O. leiocarpumS04, O. striatum var. rotaeOZB-O03]
    |--O. subg. Orthophyllum Delogne 1885S04
    |    |--O. gymnostomum Bruch ex Brid. 1827 [=Nyholmiella gymnostoma, Stroemia gymnostoma]S04
    |    `--O. obtusifolium Brid. 1801 [=Nyholmiella obtusifolia, Stroemia obtusifolia]S04
    |--O. subg. Phaneroporum Delogne 1885S04
    |    `--O. rupestre Schleich. ex Schwägr. 1816S04 (see below for synonymy)
    |         |--O. r. var. rupestreD24
    |         `--O. r. var. sehlmeyeriD24
    `--O. subg. Pulchella (Schimp.) Vitt 1971S04
         |--O. sect. Pulchella Schimp. 1876S04
         |    |--O. consimileS04
         |    |--O. pulchellum Brunton in Sm. 1807S04
         |    |    |--O. p. var. pulchellumD24
         |    |    `--O. p. var. winteriD24
         |    `--O. scanicum Grönvall 1885 [incl. O. leucomitrium]OZB-O03
         |--O. sect. Diaphana Venturi in Husn. 1887S04
         |    |--O. diaphanum Brid. 1801S04
         |    |--O. microcarpum De Not. 1869 [incl. O. pallens var. parvum]OZB-O03
         |    |--O. pallens Bruch ex Brid. 1827S04
         |    |--O. patens Bruch ex Brid. 1827S04, OZB-O03 [=O. stramineum var. patensS04]
         |    |--O. pumilum Sw. 1801S04 [=O. tenellum var. pumilumOZB-O03; incl. O. fallaxD24, O. schimperiS04]
         |    |--O. rogeri Brid. 1812OZB-O03
         |    |--O. stramineum Hornsch. ex Brid. 1827S04 (see below for synonymy)
         |    `--O. tenellum Bruch ex Brid. 1827S04 [incl. O. prasinellumD24]
         `--O. sect. Rivularia Schimp. 1876S04
              |--O. rivulare Turner 1804S04
              `--O. sprucei Mont. in Spuce 1845S04
Orthotrichum incertae sedis:
  O. alpestreSK02
  O. assimile Müll.Hal. 1849 [incl. O. acroblepharis, O. longitheca]SK02
  O. austro-cupulatum [incl. Barbula rostrata]M49
  O. beckettiiM49
  O. calvum [incl. O. waltheri (n. n.), Ulota waltheri (n. n.)]SK02
  O. compactum Dusén 1903D03
  O. elegantulumD03
  O. hortense Bosw. 1892SK02
  O. lancifoliumA49
  O. macloskii Dusén 1903D03
  O. pseudopumilum [incl. O. cyathiforme]SK02
  O. sainsburyi Allison 1949A49
  O. tasmanicum Hooker & Wilson 1848 (see below for synonymy)SK02
Nomina nuda: Orthotrichum angustissimum Dusén 1903D03
             Orthotrichum hymenomitrium Dusén 1903D03
             Orthotrichum ligulatum Dusén 1903D03
             Orthotrichum nigritellum Dusén 1903D03
             Orthotrichum paleomitrium Dusén 1903D03
             Orthotrichum perpusillum Dusén 1903D03
             Orthotrichum subassimile Dusén 1903D03

Orthotrichum affine Schrad. ex Brid. 1801S04 [incl. O. affine f. apendiculatumOZB-O03, O. affine var. fastigiatumS04, O. affine f. neglectumOZB-O03, O. affine var. robustumOZB-O03]

Orthotrichum anomalum Hedw. 1801S04 [incl. O. communeOZB-O03, O. anomalum var. cylindricumD24, O. anomalum var. defluensOZB-O03, O. anomalum var. montanumOZB-O03, O. anomalum var. saxatileS04]

Orthotrichum cupulatum Brid. 1801S04 [=Brachytrichum cupulatumOZB-O03; incl. O. cupulatum var. nudumS04, O. cupulatum var. ripariumS04, O. cupulatum var. rudolphianumOZB-O03]

Orthotrichum rupestre Schleich. ex Schwägr. 1816S04 [incl. O. rupestre var. franzonianumOZB-O03, O. praeperistomatumSK02, O. rupestriformeSK02, O. rupestre var. rupincolaOZB-O03, O. rupestre var. sturmiiOZB-O03, O. sullivaniiSK02]

Orthotrichum stramineum Hornsch. ex Brid. 1827S04 [incl. O. stramineum f. defluens non O. anomalum var. defluensOZB-O03, O. praenubilumD24, O. stramineum f. vexabileOZB-O03]

Orthotrichum tasmanicum Hooker & Wilson 1848 [incl. Orthotrichum lateciliatum var. apiculatum, Orthotrichum campbelliae, Orthotrichum encalyptaceum, Orthotrichum eucalyptaceum (l. c.), Orthotrichum lateciliatum, Orthotrichum laterale, Ulota lateralis, Orthotrichum lawrencei, Orthodontium (l. c.) lawrencei, Orthotrichum encalyptaceum var. tenuisetum, Orthotrichum whiteleggei]SK02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A49] Allison, K. W. 1949. Description of a new species with notes and localities for some Otago and Southland mosses. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 77 (2): 278–283.

[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).

[M49] Martin, W. 1949. Distribution of the mosses indigenous to New Zealand (supplement no. 1). Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 77 (3): 355–360.

[OZB-O03] Ochyra, R., J. Żarnowiec & H. Bednarek-Ochyra. 2003. Census Catalogue of Polish Mosses. Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences: Cracow.

[S04] Smith, A. J. E. 2004. The Moss Flora of Britain and Ireland 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press.

[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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