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Musci Exotici; 










Vol. I 

" Quis autem tale studium, quo ad ceternam omnium rerum causam 
evehimur, tamquam inutile ac contemnendum detrectare ac deprimere 
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Anictangium setosum . 

— — — torquatum 

Bartramia longifolia . 

pendula . 
Bryujvi bartramiojdes 
Catharinea glabrata 
Dicranum? falcifolium 
Didymodon gracile . 


Fabronia polycarpa 
Fissidens falcifolium 
Gbimmia fontinaloides 


Gymnostomum gracile 

- julaceum 

Hedwigia secunda 
Hookeria falcata 


pendula . 

Htpnum andicolum 
















54 | 


Hypnum crispifoliuin 


elegans 9 

... 84 

- elegantulum 

- laricinum 
■.Menziesii . 





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Jungermannia adiantoides 

- Aubertii . 

- appendiculata 

- Billardieri . 

- clavigera . 

- conjugata . 

- densifolia . 

- eriocaula . 


-- fimbriata 

- flabellata . 

- flagellifera . 

- fucoides 

- gigantea . 

- glaucescens 

- horizontalis 



















- Hymenophyllum 14 



Jungermannia lamellata 

- microphylla 
• nobilis . 

- palpebrifolia 

- pendulina . 

- Phyllanthus 

- pulchella , 


- repanda 

- rhizobola 


- Scolopendra 

- serrulata 

- sphagnoides 

- squairosa 

- Thouarsii 

Leptostomum gracile 

Leskea concinna . 
















laxifolia 30 

Leucodon calycinus 

rugosus . 


MmvM pendulum 




Mnium tomentomm 
Neckera abietina 


- setosa 

Orthotrichum apiculatum 

longipes . 
Pol ytri chum angustatum 

— ■ glabratum 

- laevigatum 

Ptebogonium pulchellum 
Splachnum scabrisetum 
Toktula membranifolia 









longisetum . . 66 

. 75 



— pillfera 12 

Trichostomum perichaetiale 








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fa *d, 

Musci Exotic i. — Humboldtiani 



Neckera, caule erecto bipinnato, ramis attenuatis, Co 

• His planis distichis ovatis acutis serratis, nervo prope 

medium evanescente, operculo longirostro, recto. 

(Tab. I.) • 

Hab. regione temperata, in jugis Andium. 

Radix repens, hie illic dense tomentosa. Caulls bi- tri-uncialis, 
erectus, inferne simplex, superne pinnatim divisus, pinnis ite- 
rum saepe pinnatis, attenuatis. Folia (f. 2) flavo-viridia, 
bifaria, disticha, patentia, verticalia, ovata, acuta, apicem ver- 
sus serrata, nervo satis distincto prope medium evanescente 
instructa, terminalia magis angusta atque acuminata (f. 3). 
Perichcetialia (f. 4) subulato-lanceolata, integerrima, sub- 
enervia, basi imbricata* apicibus squarroso-patentibus. SetcB 
quandoque solitariae, saepe tres ad sex ex eodem caule, versus 



sula subaeque longo. Peristomii denies ext. erecti, longius- 
culi, striati, rubri : int. angusti, fere filiformes, perforati, flavi 
e membrana reticulata, brevi orti. 

Among the Nvckerce none of the hitherto described species 
will accord with that here figured, nor will any of those belonging 
to Leskea, a genus to which it has an almost equal claim. 

The plant of all others to which it approaches the nearest in 
general habit, is doubtlessly Climacium dendroides (Hypnum 
nobis) ; and even in its peristome it is not far removed, for the 
teeth of the inner fringe are perforated, but not so remarkably 
as in that plant j and the columella, it may be observed, is not at 
all exserted. 

Fig. 1, 1. Plants fiat. size. The rest of the figures are more 
or less magnified, 


Musci Exotici . — Humboldtiani. 


Grimmia, caule elongato ramoso fluitante, foliis ob- 
longo-ovatis acutis serratis, capsula ovata immersa, 
operculo plano-mammillato. (Tab. II.) 

Hab. In ripa fluminis Brinoci inter Atures et San Fernando, in 
arboribus quarum radices aquis obtectae sunt. Barba de polo 
Hispanis nuncupatur. Humboldt et Bonpland* 

Caules fasciculate spithamaei ad dodrantales, flexuosi, foliis de- 
stitute ramosi, rami plerumque breves, elavati, quandoque in- 



^rectiuseula, subflexuosa, oblongo-ovata, parum concava, acuta, 

apice serrata, pallide fusco-viridia. 


reliquis minora, strictiora, magisque dense imbricata. Seta 
vix ulla. Capsula (f. 5) minuta, foliis brevior, ovata vel tur- 
binata, erecta. Operculum (f. 6) planum, centro umbonato. 
Peristomium (/! 7) 16-deutatum, dentibus obtusis, plus mi- 
nusve fissis, pallide fuscis. 

This singular speeies of Grimmta has much the habit, as it 
has the mode of growth, of Cinclidolusfontinaloides, or of some 
species of Fontinalis in an injured state. There are no leaves, 
nor the appearance of there having been any on the main sterns^ 
whilst the short lateral branches are thickly terminated by them. 
These leaves are moreover very thin and membranaceous'. The 
capsule is very small in proportion to the plant, and quite con- 
cealed by the perichaetial leaves. The teeth are much curved in- 
wards, pale coloured, obtuse, and jagged or cleft, like Grimmia 

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Musei Exotici .— Humboldtiam 


Fabronia, caule repente ramoso, foliis laxis ovato-acu- 
minatis reticulatis integerrimis, nervo brevi, capsula 

turbinata, opercul 

:onico. (Tab. III.) 

Quindiu, ad radices Qi 

tensis juxta la Quebrad 
Humholdt et Bonpland. 

altit. 1050 hexapod 

Caules vix semiunciales, repentes, substellatim ramosi, basin 



undique laxe imbricata, subpatentia, mollia, ovato-acuminata, 
integerrima, parum concava, reticulata, nervo ante medium 



Setce numerosse, vix tres lineas longae, erectae, paululum cur- 
vatae atque incrassatae, pallidas^ apicem versus attenuate 



Capsula (f. 6) 
dimidiata {f. 5) 
Peristomium (f. 


rizontalibus, geminatis, flavis, transversim striatis. 

This plant accords so well, not only in habit but also in the 
general structure of the teeth, with the genus Fabronia* of 
Schwaegrichen, that I can have little hesitation in placing it in 
that genus, to which I would assign the following character: 
Seta lateralis. Perist. simplex dentibus 8-geminatis. Calyptra 
dimidiata. Thus will the number of its teeth distinguish it from 
Pterogonium, and the lateral insertion of the fruitstalks from 


From the hitherto described species of Falro- 

nia the present differs in the entire leayes as well as in the form 
and texture of the teeth of the peristome. 

Fig. 1. Plant nat. size. The rest are more or less magnified. 


«, dentibus octo panum r 
Muse. SuppL vol. ii. p. 337 



Musci Exotici . — Humboldtiani . 


Pterogonium, caule repente ramoso, foliis undique laxis 
lanceolato-acuminatis subintegerrimis enervibus, cap- 
sula ovato-elliptica, operculo rostrato. (Tab. IV.) 

Hab. In umbrosis montis Quindiu,locis altioribus, altitudiiie 1070 
hexapodarum prope el Moral, regnum Novum-Granatense. 
Humboldt et Bonpland. 

Plant* laxe caespitosa? (/.I). Caules 3-4-Iineares, repentes, 


(/. 2). Folia (/. 3) undique laxe 

omnino enervia, lutescentia, nitida. Perichcetialia {/. 4) 
minora, minus acuminata, paululum recurvata, omnino inte- 
gerrima. Seta lateralis, bilinearis, erecta, paululum curvata. 
Capsula {/. 5) ovata seu elHptica, rufo-fusca, erecta. 
culum suboblique rostratum. Peristomium (/. 6) 16— 
turn, dentibus acutis, luteis. 

Among those species of Pterogonium having their nerveless 
leaves imbricated on all sides of the stem, Pt. intricatum and 


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many characters in common with the one here 
scribed. But besides that this is very much smaller 
m all )t8 parts (the most minute that I am acquainted with in 
tins genus), its eaves are more patent, and of a singularly bright 
and shining yellow green. 6 

Fig. 1. Plant nat. she. The rest are more or less magnified. 








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Muse i Exotic i. 




Didymodon, caule dense csespitoso elongato, foliis Ian- 
ceolato-subulatis, pilo longo colorato terrninatis, cap- 
sula erecta cylindracea, operculo subulato, calyptra 
basi ciliata. (Tab. V.) 

Hab. In monte Quindiu, regione temperata, Andes de Cundi- 
namara. Humboldt et Bonpland. 

Caides 3-4-unciales, rigidi, dense caespitosi, simplices vel divisi, 
apicibus attenuati (/. 1). Folia (f*2) erecto-appressa, stricta, 
vel paululum curvata, rigida, inferiora nigricantia, superiora 
flavescentia, omnia lanceolato-subulata, acumine longo pili- 
•formi colorato, sub lente serrulato (f* 4), terminata, nervo la- 
tissimo percursa. Perich&tialia (J\ 3) his minora, nervo te- 
nuiore. Seta sesquiuncialis, erecta, parum flexuosa. Cap- 

sula (/". 5) cylindracea, erecta, intense fusca. Calyptra (f. 6) 
subulata, dimidiata, basi ciliata, ciliis longis. Operculum su- 

bulatum, rectum. Peristomium {f. 7, 8) sedecim-dentatum, 

dentibus longis filiformibus, erectis, pallidis, vix per paria ap- 


I am aware how liable I am to censure in assigning this plant 
to a genus different from that in which Dicranumjlexuosum 
holds a place; since with that it accords so well in habit, in the 
foliage, and particularly in the fringed base of the calyptra. But 
with the genus Dicranum the more essential character, taken 
from the peristome, is wholly at variance ; and even with Didy- 
modon I cannot satisfy myself that the teeth agree in being placed 
in pairs. The habit however does not materially differ, and the 


semble in form those of many Didymodontes ; and 
Didymodon capillaceum and heteromallum it is not easy to dis- 
cover the approximation of the teeth in pairs. 

Did. gracile has a striking peculiarity, not only in the long 
and slender, rigid stems, but also in the colour, which below is a 
deep and shining brown, inclining to black; whilst above it is of 
41 pale and bright yellow hue. 

Fig. L Tuft nat.size. The rest are more or less magnified. 


Muse I Exotic i.-^Afenzteszani 


Gymnostomwn, caule subsimplice, f liis oblongo-ovati> 
apice denticulatis nervosis piliferis, capsula oblongo" 
clavata subrecurva horizontaliter inclinata, operculo 
conico, rostro brevi obliquo. (T A i3. VI.) 

LeptostomumMenziesii. BrowninLinn. Trans, vol. 10. 

/i. 321. 

Hab. Staten Land, prope Cape Horn. &. Menzies. 1787. 

Caules vix unciam longi, subsimplices, e^hosi, basi radicibus 
tomentosis fusco-ferrugineis dense tonientosi. Folia pallide 
viridia, erecta vel erecto-patentia, oblongo-ovata, planiuscula, 
minute reticulata, niargine saepe recu rva , apice denticulata, 
nervo valido concolore ultra apicem i n pilum desinente i n - 



sursum paululum curvata, ore parvo, sub in crassato; intra m ar - 
gincm membrana annular! alba. Operculum conicum, rostro 
perbrevi obliquo. 

1 regret being obliged to differ from so , earned anJ so 

bota„ lst „ Mr. Brown, who in the IOth v oUime of the Linn**,, 

Tran sact , om has consti ,„ ted rf ^ ^ ^ 

b**H .-W,i, t0 the moutn> the ms P « 

brought together (which certainly ha ve ., very , iar ^ 
parated from the other Gym mstom a, y H t£ ,L in ' " ^ 

obbge us to remove also G GrimthUm* n . 

and s „ m e „ thers lvhidl ,, ave no^I f ac C T' . "*^T* 

lqM<Kfo TO of Brown bnt Z , u m ° n W " h the 

- be di^ed ;r;„ b r; S££x and t this is 

-J ^e the notice of the moSt J^^^^ 

*'g. Ij tuft of plants, nat. size. Fig. 2 sinr.1. i * 
Fig. 3 iower ,eaf. Fig. 4, 4, upper ,e 1 ' £ K ^ ** * 

leaf. Fig. C, portion of, „_l. .. ., S< "> P ort ' on of * 

Fig. 8, operculum . 





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Musci Exotic i .—Mensiesia7?i ', 


Neckera, caule erecto pinnato, foliis undique imbricatis 
appressis striatis subintegerrimis acuminatis, caulinis 
ovato-deltoideis, rameis ovatis, seta exserta, capsula 
ovato-cylindracea, operculo subulato. (Tab. VII.) 

Hab. In plaga occidentali America* Borealis. JD. Menzies, 1 792. 

Caules plures ex eadem radice, spithamaei et ultra, erecti, vel 
curvati, flexuosi, rigidly inferne indivisi, subaphylli, superne 
pinnatim ramosi, ramis vix uneialibus, siraplicibus, attenuatis. 
Folia amoene viridia, undique imbricata, erecto-appresssa, 
integerrima, vel, sub lente multum augente solummodo, serru- 
lata, striata, nervo satis valido ad apicem attingente percursa, 
margine paululum recurvo ; caulina ovato-deltoidea, acumi- 
nata^ ramea ovata, subacuminata. Perichcetialia ornnino in- 
tegerrima, enervia, exteriora ovato-rotundata, brevi-aeumi- 
nata, valde concava, interiora longiora, pedicellum vaginantia* 
Seta brevis, foliis perichaetialibus sub-duplo longior, erecta vel 
curvata. CopWaovato-eylindracea, erecta, flavo-fusca. Oper- 
culum siibulatum. Peristoma dentes ext. 16, rubri, trans- 
versim striati; int. 16, filiformes > flavi, hie illic per trabes 
uniti, atque basi membrana reticulata connexi.^ 

This plant is a Neckera of Hedwig. Should the calyptra, 
which I have not had the opportunity of seeing, prove mitriform, 
it will be Daltonia of the Muse. Brit. It is a truly magnificent 
species, and very unlike any thing with which I am acquainted. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, cauline leaf. Fig. 3, ramal 
leaf. Fig. 4, point of a leaf. Fig. 5, perichoetium and capsule. 
Fig. 6, outer perichaetial leaf. Fig. 7j inner ditto. Fig. S, por- 
tion of the peristome. 

Musci Exotic i. — Menziesiani. 


NecJcera, caule erecto ramoso, foliis confertissimis e lat 
basi subulato-setaceis nervosis, seta perichsetio dupl 

longiore, capsula oblong 

(Tab. VIII.) 



Sckwagr. Suppl. p. 37 

&b. Insula Australes. Hed\ 
D. Menzies. 1791. 

Hedw. Sp. Muse. p. 43. t. 5 

In sinu Dusky Bay dicto legit 


mosi, ramis simplicibus saepe enrvatis, inferne denudati. Folia 
confertissima, e lata basi subulato-setacea, serrata, subsecunda, 
lutescentia, nervo tenui fusco percursa. Perichcetialia his 
multo minora, vix serrata. Setce periehaetio vix duplo longi- 
ores, tinea, duas long*, flexuosae, saepe quatuor ad sex prope 

apicem caulis ramorumque sitae. Capsula oblonga, , 

rufo-fusca. Operculum longe rostratum, rostro curvato. Pe- 

ered a, 


stantibus, rubris; int. cilia 16, flavis, e mernbrana perbrevi 

ortis. Calypt 

Among the splendid productions of New Zealand Mr. Menzies 
had the good fortune to discover this fine plant in so perfect a 

State a.Q tr\ n« n K« ,.. *. _ . - * r a 


*- long held a place, ,„ i„ proper genuS; am 4 ^ * 

.••ere ,s none with which it can be confounded I possess no 
apecunen with a ca.vp.ra, hut the teeth are trnlv t,L of a„ 

Hedwigian Neckera. 
Fig. 1, leaves. 


<^,m. Fig. 3, perichaBtial leaves, 
etome.— All maun. 

2, seta, perichaetium, capsule, and 


Fig. 4, portion of the peri 

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Musci Exotic i.—Menziesiam. 


Hypmim, caule procumbente ramoso, foliis distichis 
ovato-lanceolatis enervibus apice subincurvis compres- 
sis, seta basilari, capsula cernua ovata, operculo co- 
nico-acuminato. (Tab. IX.) 

Apud Nootka, in plaga occidentali Americae Borealis, legit 
D. Menzies, 1787. 

Caulls sesquiuncialis, procumbens,, vage ramosus. Folia flavo- 
virescentia, subnitida, bifaria, disticha, compressa, horizonta- 
liter patentia, ovato-lanceolata, concava, enervia, apice solum- 
modo serrulata, secunda. Perichcetialia ovata, longe acumi- 
nata. Seta caulis inferiore parte inserta, vix unciam longa^ 
erecta, flexuosa, apice incurva. Capsula ovata, cernua. Oper- 
culum conico-acuminatum. Peristomii dentes ext. rubri; 

- tnl. flavi, segmentis ciliis interpositis. 


A species in habit bearing no inconsiderable resemblance to 
H. pulchellum {Leshea, Sp. Muse.) and Silesianum, but differ- 
ing from the former in the leaves being serrated at the points; 
and from the latter in the points alone being serrated^ and from 
both by the singularly drooping capsules* 

Fig. \j branch magn. Fig. 2> leaves. Fig. 3, periehaetium. 
Figs. 4 and 5, leaves of ditto. Fig. 6, seta and capsule. Fig. 7, 
operculum. Fig, 8, exterior peristome. Fig. 9, interior ditto. 

Musci Exotic i. — Menziesiam. 


Hypnifm, caule suberecto ; foliis bifariam imbricatis ob- 
longo-lanceolatis serratis, nervo sub summum apicem 
evanescente, capsula oblonga pendula. .(Tab. X.) 

Hab. Staten Land, prope Cape Horn. D. Menzies, 1787. 

Caulis biuncialis, simplex, vel in novation ibus ramosus, ascendens 
basi denudatus atque radicibus tomentosis obsitus. Folia un- 
dique inserta, sed bifariam spectantia, plerisque horizontal, 
oblongo-lanceolata, planiuscula, reticulata, subflexuosa, mar- 
gine supeme pr^eipue dentato-serrata, nervo tenui sub apicem 
evanescente instructa. Color olivaceo-viridis, nervi fuscescens. 
Perichtetialia exigua, enervia. Seta caulis basin versus inserta, 
bi-triuncialis, flexuosa, nitida. Capsula cernua, oblonga. Pe- 
ristomium exiguum, ext. dentibus fiavo-rufescentibus j int. 

membrana reticulata, flava, Iaciniata, segmentis ciliis 2 vel 3 


The general habit of this moss resembles 



H* ripa 


rium; the plant, however, i s totally different fron, either, xne 
leave, are reticulated, hut not so ntuch so as in the genua Splack 
«-. The frni, st a. k , which is ,o„ g , flctuose, and !hi„i„ g f ^ t 

™ Z thC bMe ° f thC 6t6m ' fc -P^ *• very dr^inl 

the penstome sntall, and the inner oue that of a HypnuJ '' 

«* I, part of the stem raagn. Fig. 2, 2, leaves. 

capsule, fig 

Fig ' 3 > 
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sci Exotic \.—Mcnzlemm\. 




a, caule suberecto flexuoso 


bifariam imbricatis horizontalibus inEequaliter b 
lobis ovatis ciliato-dentatis conduplicatis vertici 
stipulis rotundatis emarginatis ciliatis ; 



longo compresso, ore laciniato, laciniis ciliato-d 
tis. (Tab. XI.) 

Hab. Dusky Bay, apud Novam Zeelandiam. D. Menxies, 

Cauhs palmaris ad spithameeum, pennae corvina crassitic, sub- 
lignosus, nigro-fuscus, flexuosus, in/erne procumbens, detm- 
■datus, atque subramosus, radicibus tomentosis fuscis obsi- 
tus, superne erectus, foliosus. Folia maxima hujusce gene- 
ris, dense bifariam imbricata, horizontalia, flavo-viieseentia, 
reticulata, areolis parvis oblongis, iuequaliter biloba, lobis 
anterioribus majoribus, omnibus ovato-subacuminatis, flexuo- 
sis, conduplicatis, verticalibus, dentato-ciliatis, ciliis basi su- 
perae longioribus. Stipules majusculae, rotundata, plans, 
apice emarginatae, marginibus ciliatis. Quod autcm in hoc 
specie praeter spem evenit, foliorum singulorum ad axillas re- 
periuntur foliola quatuor aut plan perpusilla, rigidiuscula, den- 
tat a, erecta, in caespitulum appressa, quae an floribus masculis 
includendis an cuilibet alii usui inserviant nihil sane comper- 
tum habeo, nee licet aliquid certe augurari. Calyx, ratione 
plants parvus, foliis fere obtectus, oblongus, paululum longi- 
tudinaliter plicatus, ore aperto, laciniato, laciniis ciliato-den- 
tatis. Seta vix uncialis, succosa^ alba. Capsula oblonga, fusea^ 
quadrivalvisj valvis linearibus. 

This noble species has the lower part of the stem resembling 
the creeping stipes of many Ferns, and is equally black and rigid. 
The superior part alone is leafy ^ and the leaves are not much un- 
like those of some of the varieties of J. nemorosa; but the sti- 
pules, which are large and as beautifully ciliated as any part of 
the leaves, will keep the two species far removed in an artificial, 
■system. The axillary tufts of leaflike processes are confined, as 
far as I have had the opportunity of observing, to this species. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, calyx and leaves. Fig. 3, 
portion of the stem, with the stipules. Fig. 4, portion of a leaf 

M u s c i Exotici 


Tortnla, caule elongato valde ramoso, foliis lanceolatis 
margine revolutis, nervo in pilum longum desinente, 
perichaetialibus vaginantibus, capsula cylindraeea, 
operculo subulato. (Tab. XII.) 

Ex Java a Dicksono recepi. 

Caulis uncialis vel biuncialis, erectus, valde ramosus ; ramis di- 
chotomis, interruptim foliosis. Folia sordide viridia, undique 
sparsa, erecto-patentia, lanceolata, integerrima, margine in- 
signiter revoluta, nervo ultra apieem in pilum longum dia- 
phanum producto instruct* Paichcelialia set* basin arete 
vaginantia, ovato-attenuata, nervo perenrsa, int. multo ma- 
jora, longiora. Seta uncialis, flexuosa, rufo-flavescens, per in- 

novationes caulis lateralis. 



e Clliia spiralitcr tortis, ad basin divisis, rubris. 

Perhtomiimi longum, 

This fine Torlula has, like T. convoluta and T. revofola, the 
pericytial leaves differing remarkably from the rest in figure 
and sheathing the base of the fruitstalk. With the last-men- 
tioned species, too, it agrees in having leaves with revolute mar. 
gn» j but here, besides the much larger and branched stems of 
the plant, the leaves have a long hairlike point, which is a con- 
tinuation of the nerve. 

Fig- 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, perich*tium, fruitstalk, 
capsule, and operculum. Fig. 3, upper side of a leaf. Fig 4 
inferior side of ditto. Fig. 6, outer pericytial leaf. Fig' 6 
«mer ditto. Fig. 7, capsule with \t. ««;. ' 


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Muscx Exotici . — Menziesiani. 


Jungermannia frondibus suborbiculatis palmatis dicho- 

tome radiatis nervosis, marginibus integerrimis,fructu 

in dichotomiarum axillis, calyce duplice, ext. brevi 

bilabiato, int. oblongo-cylindraceo, ore laciniato. 
(Tab. XIII.) 

Jungermannia flabellata. Labill. Fl. Nov. Ho//, v. 3. 

p. 109. t.254.f. \. 

Hab. In capite Van Diemen. Labillardiere. In sinu Dusky Bay 
dicto in Nova Zeelandia. D. Menzies, 1791. 

Caudex horizontaliter repens, nigro-fuscus, radicibus tomentosis 
hie illic obsitus. Stipes biuncialis, erectus, flexuosus, sub- 
compressiiSj fuscus. Frons fusco-viridis, membranacea, pul- 
cherrime reticulata, palmata, segmentis linearibus,dichotomis, 
dichotomiarum angulis patentibus, radiato-expansis, ita at 
frondis totius ambitus sit subrotundus, margine integerrimis, 
apice obtusis, nervo fusco, validiusculo percursis. Fructificatio 
in dichotomiarum axillis. Calyob duplex, ext. perbrevis, bi- 
labiatus, labiis patentibus: int. oblongo-cylindraceus, carnoso- 
membranaceus, ore aperto, brevi-Iaciniato r laciniis denticula- 
tis. Seta subsesquiuncialis. Capsula 4-valvis, valvis linea- 
ribus, apice filamenta spiralia, longa, ex helice duplice constan- 
tia, gerentibus. 

There can be, I think, no doubt of this being the J.jlabellata 
of Labillardiere, although I cannot find that the exterior calyx 
in my specimens accords with what he has represented. With 
respect to the shortness of the interior calyx, as described by 
M. Labillardiere, that is in consequence of its being in a young 
state, for he was not acquainted with the perfect fructification. 
As in J. Lyellii and hibernica (with which this plant has many 
points in common), this part increases in size as the fructification 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of the frond. Fig. 3, 
double calyx. Fig. 4, spiral filaments. — magn. 

Musci Exotici . — Menziesiani. 


hmftemnnma frondibus palmatis dichotomis ner 
marginibus denticuUitis, fructu in dichotomiarur 
Qlis, calyce duplice, ext. squama exigua dentata 

oblongo-cylindraceo, ore dentato 

(Tab. XIV.) 

H.\b. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Men 

zies, 1791. 


repens, flexuosus, tomentosus, fuscus. 
longus, erectus, flexuosus, eompressus. 

mata,segmentis dichotomis, erecto-patentibus, linearibus, apice 
obtusis, sape emarginatis, marginibus denticulis distantibus 
instructa, nervo valido, fusco percurrente. Fructificatio in 
thchotomiarum axillis. Calyx duplex : ext. squama parva, 
rotundata, ciliato-dentata, appressa : int. oblongo-cylindracea, 
carnoso-membranaeea, ore aperto, ciliato-dentato. Capsulam 

"on vidi. 


7 thCr k e are ne ^hele SS abundant points of distinction. The 
".pes » shorter and the fronds longer. These latter have never , 
«r segments so numerous, „or are the V spread out so as to 
m an oscular outline : add to these'the distinctly toothed 

:r ° f the fr0nd ™« the differently shaped exterior ealyx, 

Ihe great similaHtv ^ ^- „i . Z7 . .. L 


»• specific name. 

F'S-l, plant nut. 
exterior calvx. 


«**. Fig. 2, portion of the frond. Fig. 3, 

Fl g. 4, Uoubje calyx. 


7ab tiV. 

JM< ZMIOMMMZs' JfymjMJ?/Tj9/?jM<M?l 



■ I 






«-r V 







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*f*fun3u^xijfo . 

'" 7 ' r > JiV 

Musci Ex otic i. 





suberecto. f< 

dense bifariain 

imbricatis horizon talibus iiuequaliterbilobis.lob 


ilibus ovatis, posterioribns apicem versus pinnat 



bus serratis posterioris lob 

paginse affixis. (Tab. XV. )~ 

Hab. Dusky Bay, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Menzies, 1791. 

Caulis spithamaeus, basi proeumbens, dein erectus, flexuosus, 
niger, sublignosus, inferne denudatus. Folia maxima, arete 
bifariam imbricata, horizontalia, flavo-viridia, areolis parvis 
rotundatis reticulata, biloba, lobis verticalibus, subundulatis, 
inaequalibus, posteriorilus majoribus, ovatis, planis, apicem 
versus pinnato-incisis, segmentis ovatis, marginibus serratis : 
anterioribus minoribus non margine posterioribus lobi affixis, 
sed paginse superiori infra medium, ut per iconem est videri, 
longitudinaliter accretis, convexis, ovatis, acutis, simpliciter 



ovatis, marginibus recurvis, ciliatis laciniatisque. Calyx cya- 
thiformis, subplicatus, ore longe-laciniato, laciniis spinoso- 



This Jungermannia is one of the most striking in point of 
size, and the most singular in structure, of any in the rich Men* 
jziesian collection. It is full as large as the J. nobilis (already 
figured), to which it bears at first sight no inconsiderable resem- 
blance. But here the leaves have the lesser lobe, not a conti- 
nuation or expansion of the margin of the larger one, as in that 
species, in J. nemorosa and many others j but it actually grows 
out (if I may use the expression) of its superior surface; and the 
larger lobe itself, particularly towards the extremity, is cut into 
segments so deeply and regularly as to be almost pinnated. 

Fig. 1, plant nal. size. Fig. 2, leaves. Fig. 3, portion of 
ditto. Fig. 4 ? stipule. Fig. 6, calyx.— magn. 


M u n c i E x o t r c i . — Menziesiani. 



Jintgt •rwumma caule procunibente, ramis erectis, foliis 
bifariia ovato-quadratis denticulatis, fructu terminali, 
calynlms oblongis carnosis pendulis. (Tab. XVI.) 

Hah. In sioa Dusky Bay dicto. D. Menzies, 1791. 

Caul> repentes, flexuosi, radiculosi, ramosi. Rami erecti, flexu- 
osi, apice, in fertilibus, incurvi, simplices, subtripollicares., 
basi denudati, superne foliosi. Folia distantia, bifaria, disti- 
cha, ovuto-quadrata, horizontal, subverticalia, planiuscula, 
subrmirva, basi decurrentia, margine superne denticulata, 
infeme integerrima. Calyx in apicetn ramorum situs, oris 
margine hinc aftixus, oblongus, pendens, carnosus, ore parvo, 
subcontracto, foliaceo, prope marginem macula rotundata, in 
qua pistilla reperiuntur. Corolla nulla. Seta longa, digitalis 

quadrivalvis, valvis linearibus. 


We have among our British Jungermannia two species (viz. 
J. ritkulosa and J. trkhomanis) , which have calyces pendent 
on the stalk ; but then they are buried in the ground, or in 
the mosses and other plants among which they may happen to 
grow. In the present instance the calyx grows from the extre- 
imty of an erect stem, or which is curved only, as it would ap- 
pear, from the weieht of th* fr„„r:fi„„..:„_ ..",., 

-^luwuuii, ana. mere is pendu- 

On the exterior surface of this ealyx, near the month, 
- a cluster of p is tillif orm bodieS; appareIU , y ^^ ^ a ^ 

hrane and these are present at the same time with the perfeet 

di,2 8 ' Fi t? t S 'T Fig - 2> leaves ' *■ 3 ' P»» in » «* 

*£ F.g. 4, «.„, dieted. Fig. 5, pi s , illifotm U,, 

fmi JEW. 



uwdetoma/MpH u *Jat '< '" &U 

fkfoardj Sep 

fuh Mil 


mm n/ cafy* u 


tfi s, 


Musci Exotic i.—Menziesiani 


Leucodon caule repente, ramis erectis subsimplicibus, 
tolus ovato-lanceolatis concavis tevibus, nervo attin- 
gente, perichaetialibus setam omnino vaginantibus ob- 
tusiusculis enervibus, capsulaoblongo-cylindracea cur- 
vata strumosa, ore obliquo, operculo subulato, basi 
gibboso. (Tab. XVII.) 

Hab In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. D 
Menzies, 1791. 

Caulis horizontaliter repent, hie illic radiculosus. Rami erecti 
pJerumque simplices, teretes, clavati, apice acuti. Folia den- 
sissime imbricate, erecta, ovato-lanceolata, valde concava, ni- 
gro-vir.dia, nitida, laevia, margine integerrima, supcrne invo- 
luta, nervo ad apicem attingente. Perichcetialia notabilia, 
in tubum subcvlmdraceum arete convoluta, ita magna ut to- 
tatn setam includant, ovata, obtusiuscula, enervia, flavo-viridia, 
basi ainar.tia. Seta lateralis, semiunciam longa. Capsula 
nigro-fusca, exserta, inelinata atque curvata, oblono-o-cylin- 
draeea, ba^i strumosa, ore obliquo. Peristomal dentes 16, 
rubri, profunde bifidi, transversim striati. Operculum subu- 
latum, basi gibbosum. Calyptra mitriformis pallide fusca, 
glabra, apice scabra, basi subsexfida. 

1 hose mosses having the peristome of a Trichostomum or JDi- 
dymodon, and lateral fruit, were formed by Schwaegrichen into 
the genus Leucodon. This we adopted with much satisfaction 
in the Muse. Brit. ; but being then acquainted with only one 
species, we subjoined to the character " a dimidiate calyptra;' 
which that individual possessed. Here we have a species with 
the same distinguishing marks, except that the calvptra is mitri- 
Jorm. For the present, however, I shall suffer it to remain with 
Leucodon-, and if during the progress of this little work I see the 
same reason to consider the different form of the calyptra as essen- 
tial in distinguishing genera as I do now, 1 shall constitute of this 
and of an allied species from New Holland (L. rugosus, MS.) a 
genus under the name of Lyellia. 

Fig. 1, 1, plant not. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, pericheetium, 

capsule, and operculum. Fig. 4, perichsetial leaf. Fig. 5, inner 

ditto. Fig. 6, capsule. Fig. 7, teeth of peristome. Fig. 8, ca- 
lyptra. — mag?i. 

M u 8 c 1 Exotic i. — Menziesiani 


Bryiu/i caule elongate- erecto subsimplice, foliis subu- 
lato-setaceis rigidis denticulatis, nervo ad apicem at- 
tingcute, seta perichsetio immersa, capsula late ovata 
erecta. (Tab. XVIII.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. D. 
Menzies, 1/91. 

Caules solitarii vel bini ex eadem radice, digjtales ad spitha- 
maeos, erecti, flexuosi, inferne denudati, simplices vel nunc 
innovationibus divisi. Folia hi- tri-linearia, sparsa, undique 
imbricata, erecto-patentia, subulato-setacea, 'rigida, fusco- 
viriuia vel etia.u rufo-fusca, margine denticulata, nervo valido, 
fusco ad apicem attingcnte. Seta vix duas lineas longa, foliis 
obtecta, paululum curvata. Capsula late ovata, erecta, fusco- 
flavcscens. Peristomium duplex: ext. dentibus 16, lanceo- 
lato-acuminatis, rubris transversim striatis, intus denticulatis, 
marginibus pellucidis, flavescentibus ; int. membrana reticu- 
lata, flava, 16-laciniata, segmentis ciliis duobus interpositis. 


suspect the genus ,„ which it bclongs . fol . k „ quitc ^ ^ 

among the Drya to have a eapsule immersed in the leaves of the 
per,ch*„„ m . y H such is the ^ , n (hc ^^^ . nstancc ^^ 

on a , teer ec[ion [he r . s . d (oothed ieavK some 

- r; : ::r s £r£ thoush «**— * d - 

„th., ■ , '""""• The <">«■ « truly terminal, appearin K 

1 1 ::; y m a pro,onsatiou ° f * ^ •— *4 ^ 

iw point of insertion. 

ditto 8 ' Fi!' f'" 5 "°'' ** F «- 2 ' kaf - Fig. 3, point of 

L„ . * ' SCU ^ "*"*• Fi ^- 5 > Potion of peristome. 

1ah XV111. 


mm m 



s. m 


y$y * m/rflmmt*7w 

fy* 6 Sqfi 






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v* fa 



• &w*n.- j 


M u s c i E x o t i c i .—Swartziani. 


Bartramia caule subpinnatim fasciculatimque ramoso, 
foliis ovato-lanceolatis longe acuminatis serrulatis 
striatis nervo attingente, seta longa recta demum la- 

terali, capsula horizontal! ovato-rotundata sulcata 
(Tab. XIX.) 

Mnium tomentosum. Swartz Prodr.p. 139. Fl. hid. 

Hab. ad latera sylvarum in montibus altissimis Jamaicae. Swartz. 

Caules tomento ferrugineodensissime obsiti,digitales ad palmares, 
vage ramosi, ramis hie illic tomentosis, subpinnatim divisis, 
ssepe fasciculatis, gracilibus. Folia dense imbricate, horizon- 
talker patentia, subrecurva, nitida, flavescentia, ovato-lanceo- 
lata, longe acuminata, serrulata, striata, margine inferne sub- 
incrassata, nervo tenui, percursa. Seta, per innovations 
caulis, lateralis, uneiam longa, erecta, stricta. Capsula magna, 
horizontalis, ovato-rotundata, sulcata, fusca. Peristomii dentes 
ext. 16, breviusculi, transversim striati, fusco-rubri: int. mem- 
brana crassiuscula, reticulata, 16-laciniata, laciniis bifidis, 
transversim striatis, non raro segmentis iterum apice fissis, 
atque linea media longitudinali notatis. 

We are unwilling to lose the opportunity of figuring this beau- 
tiful plant, which was first made a Mnium and then a Bryum 
by the excellent Swartz; and afterwards was considered by Schwae- 
grichen as a synonym to Bartramia arcuata, from which the 
great length of the footstalk, its erect (never curved) direction, 
and the decidedly sulcated capsule will always keep it distinct. 

Fig, 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, capsule. Fig.4, 

teeth of ext. peristome. Fig, 5, teeth of int. ditto.— magn. 


Musci Exotici. 


Leitrodon caule repente, ramis erectis subsimplicibus 





perichsetialibus setam omnino vaginantibus 
i nervosis, capsula cylindracea erectiuscula 
i horizontali, operculo subulato. (Tab. XX.) 

H.\n. In Nova Hollandia. Turn. H 


Cadis rcpens, valde ramosus, ramis erectis, simplicibus vel inno- 
vationibwa rariua divisis, teretibus, incrassatis, apice obtusis. 
Folia denswime imbricate, erecto-patentia, ovato-lanceolata, 
contava, fusco-lutescentia, nitida, transversim rugosa, mar- 
ine integmima, superne involuta, nervo distincto ad apicem 
attm nte mstructa. Perichalialia magna, flavescentia basi 
aurantmca, nervo distinctissimo, a basi ad apicem usque attin- 
gente, nistructa: ext. minora, late ovata, anguste attenuata; 
lon ^« n 'a, setam superantia atque vaginantia, apice atte- 
miata. &/« laterales, non raro binae ex eodem perichsetio. 
rfT* rufo - f "^a, cylindracea, erecta, vel leniter inclinata, 
«ncta, estrumosa, ore transverso. Operculum subulatum. 

fmttomi dentes 16, flavo-rufescentes, graciles, transversim 
str a . profunde bifidi? segment . s ^^ med . a ud . nali 

notatis iterumque apice divisis. 

whl:': h t' c * :tf"V t - d a New Hoi,and sp ^> 

« Z Z 1 m0U * ; h ** "* «"«* -»«• «■" gibbosity 
«* -2 SSI" * ''^'^ '"-- ■«* beside" 

% 1, plant nat. size. Fi*> o , f *,. „ 

and capsules. Fie 4 ... • ' F,g ' 3 > P e "^*tium 

^g.^teethofperistomc^a^. S 



tab XXI. 

I .1 




>Jtcmuj, UduU 

facet >,» 

Muse i Exotici.-^ 



Bartramia caule subpinnatim fasciculatimque ramoso, 
foliis ovato-Ianceolatis longe acuminatis serrulatis 
striatis, nervo attingente, seta longa recta demuni 

laterali, capsula oblongo-cylindracea sulcata pendula. 
(Tab. XXI.) 

Mnium pendulum. Smith in Linn. Trans, v. 7. p. 262. 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Men- 
ziesy 1791. 

Caules tomento ferrugineo dense obsiti, 3-4 unciales, ramosi, 
ramis sparsis graeilibus apice subfaseiculatis. Folia dense 
imbricata, horizontaliter patentia, subrecurva, nitida, flave- 
scentia, ovato-lanceolata, longe acuminata, sub lente serru- 
lata, striata, margine inferne subincrassata, nervo tenui per- 
cursa. Seta sesquiuncialis, erecta, flexuosa, rubra, termi. 
nalis, demum, per caulis innovations, lateralis. Capsula 
ovato-cylindracea, rufo-fusca, sulcata, pendula. Operculum 
planiusculum. Peristoma dentes ext. 16, rubri, transversim 
striatic int. membrana 16-laciniata, flava, laciniis transversim 
striatis, bifidis. 

This comes under Sir James Smith's Mnium, as characterized 
in the Linnaean Transactions (vol. vii.); but surely it is contrary 
to nature to separate this from the genus of Bartramia tomen- 
tosa and arcnata, merely because of the more oblong form of 
the fruit. With the two species now mentioned this has the 
closest affinity; so much so that I believe no other character 
than the shape of the capsule and relative length and direction 
of the fruitstalk can be found to distinguish them. This^ too, 
has truly the peristome of a Bartramia. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig, 3, capsule. Fig. 4, 
portion of ext. and inner peristome. Fig. 5, portion of inner 


M u s c i E x o t i c i .—Menziesiani. 


Gi/mnostomum caule caespitoso subramoso foliis ovato 
lanceolatis integerrimis nervosis longe piliferis, cap 

sula <»blongo-cylindraceapendula,operculo hemisphaj 
rico, mutico. (Tab. XXII.) 




Br own In Linn. Trans, v. 10 In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D.Menxies, 




nferiora acuminata, superiora 

nia nervo in pil um longum ultra apicem producto instructa. 
Seta biuncialis, gracilis, flexuosa. Capsula oblongo-cylindra- 
cea, pendula, ore intus membrana annulari alba. Operculum 
hemisphaericum, obtusum. 

reasons for not adopting the genus Lept 


7 r tt " C " '" iS ° USht «*% «« •»*, though it differs 

'; da "" yin tlK ** - *— of the capsule and the en- 

tire IcavPfi ] n t i • , . r 

thl > Plant, too, the hair-like points of the leaves 

-ire much longer. 

F U, plants nof. ,&*, 

P«r ditto. Fi^ 4 „„, , 

'&• **> capsule. 

^« membranous ri 


Fig. 2, lower leaf. Fig. 3, up- 


ug.— rocgw. 

B < <>> mouth of ditto, showin 







* t 




, .ft': 








Muse i Ex otic i. — Mt 



Aeckera caule erecto pinnato, foliis bifariam imbricatis 
late ovatis acutis enervibus serrulatis, seta longe exserta, 
capsula cylindracea, operculo subulate (Tab. XXIII.) 

Neckera planifolia. Hedw. Sp. Muse. t. 48./. 1 — 3. 

Hab. Insula; Australes. Hedu/ig. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto. 
D. Menzies, 17iH. 

Caulis digitalis vel palmaris, inferne repens, ferrugineo-tomento- 
sus, demum erectus, rigidus, basi apiceque iudivisus, medium 
rersus pinnathn ramosus,ramis simplicibus, compressis, planis. 
Folia majuseula, pallide viridia, nitentia, bifariam imbricata, 
late ovata, acuta, planiuscula, serrulata, enervia vel basi so- 
lummodo obsoletissime uninervia, indistincte striata vel pli- 
cata. Perichcetialia his multo minora, margine serrulata, 
enervia; ext. ovata, brevi-acuminata, concava; int. longe 
acuminata, vaginala. Seta perichaetialibus multo longior, sub- 
uncialis, erecta vel curvata. Capsula erecta, cylindracea, in- 
tense fusca. Operculum Subulatum, capsula plusquam dimi- 
dio brevius. Calyptra stibulata, dimidiata. Peris tomii dentes 
ext. 16, longi, filiformes, transversim striati, rubri; int. toti- 
dem, setacei, flavi, hie illic denticulati, basi membrana con- 


The very perfect state of the specimen of this plant gathered 
by Mr. Menzies has induced me to figure it, although already 
represented by Hedwig in his Species Muscorum. But there 
the leaves are erroneously given entire, and the peristome appears 
to have been unknown to the author. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig- 2, 2, leaves. Fig, 3, perichae- 
tium and calyptra. Fig. 4, ext. perichaetial leaf. Fig. 5, int. 
ditto. Fig, 6, capsule and operculum. Fig. 7, portion of ext. 

peristome. Fig. 8, portion of int. ditto. — magn< 

Musci Exotici . — Menziesiant 


Orthotrkhum caule procumbente, ramis erectis, foliis 
ovato-lanceolatis striatis siccitate tortis, seta longis- 
sinrn, capsula ovali-elliptica lsevi, calyptra glabra mul- 
tifida, ciliis nuilis, dentibus 16 per paria approxima- 
tis. (Tab. XXIV.) 



Caulis procumbens, valde ramosus . Rami\\x unciam longi, erecti, 
simplices vel divisi. Folia undique denseque imbricata, erecto- 
appressa, ^ apice subiucurva, siccitate spiraliter torta, aureo- 
flavescentia, subnitentia, lanceolata, obtusiuseula, striata vel 
etiam subplicata, sub leute minute punctata, margine integer- 
nma, nervo valido fusco, sub summum apicem evanescen + e, 
instructa. Perichcetialia his simillima sed paululum angusti- 
ora, cstriata. Seta: terminates, numerosae, sed ssepissime, ex 
caulis innovationibus, laterales, biunciales, erectae, flexuosse, ru- 
bra. Capsula oblongo-elliptica, sordide fusca, laevis vel ad oris 
niarginem solummodu sulcata, erecta. Operculum subulatum, 
stnctum, capsula vix brevius,flavescens. Calyptra glabra, mi- 
triformis, castanea, usque ad apicem sulcata, basi ad dimidiam 
partem in segmenta angusta numerosa fissa. Peristomium 
simplex, lG-dentatum, dentibus longiusculis per paria ap- 
proximatis, pallidis, transversim obscure striatis atque linea 
media longitudinali notatis, erectis vel declinatis. 

On the first aspect of this plant I conceived that it and some 
other Australasian individuals with the same habit would have be- 
longed to the genus Sclotheimia of Bride.l and Schaegrichen; but 
after the most minute investigation I am unable to detect any in- 
ternal peristome (though I think that the columella, which before 
the ripening of the capsule is exserted, might bv a casual observer 
he mistaken for one), or any character which can induce me 
to keep it distinct from Orthotrkhum, many of which, as is suffi- 
ciently well known, have only a single peristome. 

b fnch 1 t *, F,g ' 4 ' apex of ditto « Fi S- 5 > Portion of a 
branch and perichsrtium. Fie. 6, caosule. Fip-. 7 P ,lWf«. ~ith 

the OllPrntlnm f o . . 8 * > c « l P 5U 'C. tig. , lilttO, Witt 

t^Zy&s^zgr** 6 thc i)eristo ™ e - Fig - 9 

;,b jxm 





1 1 



I \i\ 



Mful 'fUJMV Ui 

mJfrAtf llv/mJ. 

riu/a^ j rf i *-** 

Musci Exotici . — Menziesiani 


Or t hot rich 




striatis siccitate tortis, seta longa, 
capsula ovali-elliptica sulcata, calyptra glabra multi- 
fida, ciliis nullis, dentibus 16 vix per paria approxi- 
matis. (Tab. XXV.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Men- 

ziesy 1791. 

Caulis repens, ramosus, ramis erectis, simplicibus vel divisis. Fo- 
lia aureo-lutescentia, nitons expertia, undique denseque im- 
bricata, erecto-patentia, siccitate torta, lanceolata, acuminata, 
integerrima, longitudinaliter plicata, sub lente punctata. Pe- 
richcetialia reliquis similia, sed plicis nullis. Seta? numerosae, 
semiunciam longae, erecta:, flexuosae, flavescentes. Capsula 
ovato-elliptica, siccitate prascipue longitudinaliter sulcata, rufo- 
fusca. Operculum subulatum, capsula subseque longutn. Ca- 
lyptra badia, striata, glabra, mitriformis, a basi usque ad me 
dium in lacinias longas tenues fissa. Peristomium simplex, 
16-dentatuin, dentibus vix per paria approximatis, madore 
erectis vel declinatis, siccitate reflexis, sordide flavis, transver- 
sim striatis, linea media longitudinali notatis. 

Tbis is anotber species with the same habit as that figured at 
Tab. XXIV., and with tbe same remarkable calyptra. A similar 
calyptra Mohr has attributed to a moss wbich he says is nearly 
related to Anklangium chrosum of Hedwig, and to another from 
Oronoko; but in both these, which he has included in his genus 
Ulota, there is an inner fringe exactly as in Neckera. The pre- 
sent plant differs from 0. longipes in the lengthened narrow leaves, 
the shorter fruitstalks, and distinctly sulcated capsules. 

Fig. 1, plant not. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, point of ditto. 
Fig. 4, capsule with the operculum. Fig. 5, capsule with the 
peristome. Fig. 6, calyptra. Fig. 7, portion of peristome. 


Musci Exotici . — Schmidtiani 


Tortula subacaulis, foliis late ovatis membranaceis (albis) 
longe piliferis, nervo (viridi) latissimo, capsula oblonga, 

operculo rostrato. 

(Tab. XXVI.) 

Hab. Sepibus lapidibusque regionis arid* Orotavse, Teneriffae. 
Prof. C. Schmidt, 1815. 

Radix dense caespitosa, tomentosa, fusca. Caulis vix ullus. Fo- 
lia late ovata, concava, imbricata, erecta, membranacea, alba, 
margine integerrima, subundulata, apice in pilum longum de- 
sinentia, nervo viridi latissimo ad basin pili attingente instructa. 
Seta semiunciam longa, erecta, flexuosa. Capsula suberecta, 
oblonga. Operculum rostratum, rostro curvato. Peristoma* 

rubrum, e ciliis per totam longitudinem divisis, spiraliter tortis 

This is one of the many interesting discoveries made by Pro- 
fessor Schmidt in the Canary Isles, whence he returned in the 
year 1815, to embark in the ill-fated expedition to explore the 
sources of the Zaire. He made the request that I would give his 
cryptogamic plants to the public in some shape or other. 

Rfrl, plants «*. n„. Fig. 2, single plant. Fig. 3, 3, 3, 3, 
leaves. Fig. 4, capsule.— magn. 









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Musci Exotici . — Memlesiani. 


Orthotrichum caule erecto elongato ramoso, foliis lan- 

* ceolato-subulatis flexuosis, siccitate tortis, seta bre- 

viuscula, capsula ovata glabra, calyptra glabra multi- 

fida, ciliis nullis, dentibus 16 vix per paria approxi- 

matis. (Tab. XXVII.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Men* 
zies, 1/91. 

Catties 3-4-unciales, graciles, flexuosi, ramosi, ramis spar sis pie- 
rumque simplicibus. Folia luteo-fusca, laxe patentia, lanceo- 
lato-subulata, flexuosa, carinata, nervo ad apicem attingente 
instructs. P eric hceti alia planiuseula, substriata. Seta ter- 
minates, demum, ob caulis innovationes, laterales, bi- tri-Iine- 
ares, flexuosa. Capsula ovata, fusca, laevis. Operculum su- 
bulatum, capsula subaeque longa. Calyptra intense fusca, gla- 
bra, striata, multifida, segmentis longis linearibus. Peristo- 
mium simplex, dentibus 16 vix per paria approximatis 5 pallide 
flavis, linea media longitudinal! notatis, transversim striatis. 

Orthotrichum gracile has at first sight, not only in its leaves 
but even in the fruitstalk and capsule, the aspect oiTrichostomum 
patens ; the calyptra, however, and the teeth prove it to be of 
the same family with our 0. longirostrum and longipes. From 
those it differs in its long stem, proliferous branches, which give 
the fruit so often the appearance of being lateral, and especially 
in the long narrow and flexuose leaves. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, point of ditto. 
Fig. 4, perichaetial leaf. Fig. 5, fruitstalk and capsule. Fig. 0, 
teeth of peristome. Fig. 7, operculum.— magru 

Musci Exotic i .—Menziesiam '. 


Leskea caule elongate- ramoso tereti, foliis arete imbricat 
erectis ovatis subacuminatis striatis enervibus integerr 
mis, apice recurvo, seta brevi, capsula oblon 


•perculo subulato. (Tab. XXVIII.) 


D. Menzies 


1?^ ar ? S1 " t,,am *™> ««* ! (penduli ?) subdicho . 
tome d,„s,, teretntsculi. Folia flavo-viridia, nitida, undioue 
■mbrtcata, erecta, ovata, aubacuntinata, enervia, striata il 

comoluta, estnata. &te vix uneiam Ion™, flexuos-e 

otX' s 2 n . so ' ovata ' intense fusi > p^-i ; U S: 

2: tMli^Srs r* -- is •— *. 

its place of growth From th,) > j'ff • P r ° 0aE,J y ls pendulous in 
is not pinnated whshoT'V, ffCTS ,"' the *■»-*■ (which 
conea/e, dis .cwt at " £ ^ *?«*■>» «■ ** *» less 

"entved, „ r , I ^ j m ' ' ? ' "? "' """ ^""^ ** P^" 
.0 mueh'bent dZ st "»££* *' *? fc « •— * 

«psnle is rentarkaHy deepf y tro^d "* ° f *« "* The 
pre^Tadl^e^T I ^ * ** * ** ! °' ^ 

as m - opinion ,h ft " ? ,h ° Ugh ' "">« »S*<" repeat 

%»£ is z?: : r ::: ste ■•-• «• -r 

Peristome can be well exnmiJ 7 • ' ' m ° aSeS wherc the 

to such characters I; eff'/V: COmeilie »t to have recourse 

Fl g- 1, plant wfl/. 5 ^ e# p- 9 , 
seen from behind. Flo 1 *?\_ 2 » ,eaf seen ■ f, ont. 

•eat of perichst 

Fig. 3, ditto 

' um - F«. 8, teeth of outer oeri 6 ? ^ ° f ^ tt0 - Fi g- 7, opercu- 

d,tto - Fig. 10, calypua penstome - ** 9, portion of inner 

lub. xxv m. 



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Muse I Exotic i. — Menziesiani, 


Hypnum eaule erecto fasciculato, foliis laxis bifariis 
ovatis denticulatis, nervo dorso denticulato ad api- 
cem attingente, capsula sulcata cylindracea cernua- 

(Tab. XXIX.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. D 
Menzies, 1791. 

Caules 2-3-uneiales, ereeti, basin versus plerumque dichotome 
divisi, apice fasciculatim ramosi, ramie subsimplicibus. Folia 
Iiaxa, bifariam imbricata, disticha, ovata^ acuta, planiuscula, 
obscure viridia, substriata, margine denticulata^ nervo dorso 
superne denticulato ad apicem attingente instructa. Perichce- 
tialia ovata, longe-acuminata, nervo distincto. Set at plurimifi* 
ex eodem caule, biunciales, flexuosse, rubrae. Capsula cylin- 
dracea, intense fusca, profunde sulcata. Peristomii dentes ext. 
lutein int. flavi. 

This species will range with H. fasciculatim and arcuatum y 
differing however in many points from both, and particularly in 
the toothed back of the nerve. The capsule resembles that of 
H. undulatum in its cylindrical shape and deep furrows* The 
calyptra and operculum I have not seen. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, leaves of the stem. Fig. 3, 
single ditto seen on the back. Fig. 4, perichaetium. Fig. 5 and 6, 
perichaetial leaves. Fig. 7, capsule. Fig. 8, outer teeth of the 
peristome. Fig. 9, inner ditto. — magn. 

Muse i Exotic i. — Mt 



Leskea caule procumben te pinnato, foliis laxe imbricatis, 

cui/linis subdeltoideis, rameis ovatis, omnibus acumi- 

natis, nervo ante apicem evanescente, seta scabra, 

capsula ovato-globosa, operculo eonico-acuminato. 
(Tab. XXX.) 

Hab. In plaga occidental! America: Borealis. D. Menzies, 1791. 

Caules 3-4-unciales, procumbentes, pinnatim ramosi, ramis bre- 
vibus, attenuatis, subsimplicihus. Folia laxe imbricata, serru- 
lata, mollia, sordide viridia, nitoris omnino expertia, areolis 
rcticuli minutissimis, nervo obscuro ante apicem evanescente j 
caulma ovato-deltoidea, brevi-acuminata; ramea ovata, sub- 
Ionge acuminata. Perichatialia oblonga, longe attenuata, con- 
cava, enema, apice solummodo serrata. Seta vix unciam 
longa, fiexuosa, tuberculata. Capsula ovato-globosa, cernua. 
Operculum co.nco-acuminatum, apice sensim curvatum. Pe- 
nstomium Leskea?. 

Although a true Leskea as far as the peristome can make it so, 
tins has not, what is common to many species in the 
genus, the upright capsule; and in many particulars it comes very 
near the moss figured in the following plate {Hypmcm crhpifo- 
lum). Tins species is much the smaller of the two ; and when 
he leaves to be examined, the direction, fonn, and even 

EZZl r : differ in the tvvo - F ™ « ^ •*** 

^ t tna J m ^ PeriSt0me)5 b ^it mav be observed 
em tT? T\ niUCh l ° nSer " °" r **' the lea -, <* the 

Hne 1 1! X 4° ratljf 5 ' I T^ ° f ** * 3 ' ~ 
capsule, £ V7 S ^^1 ** *» F«-W feafc Fig. 6, 

inner ditto.i J ^ *' P*****' ** S ' P ortion of 

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Musci Exotic i .—Memiesiani 


Hypnum caule repente pinnatim ramoso, foliis flaccidis 
falcato-secundis, caulinis deltoideis, rameis ovato-lan- 
ceolatis, omnibus serratis flexuosis longe acuminatis, 
seta scabra, capsula ovata cernua. (Tab. XXXI.) 


Hab. In plagaoccidentali America Borealis. D. Menzies, 1 79 1 . 

Caules 4-5-unciales, repentes, vage divisi, pinnatim ramosi, ra- 
mis saspe iterum pinnatis. Folia luteo-viridia, opaca, sub- 
falcato-secunda ; caulina deltoidea, ramea ovato-Ianceolata, 
omnia longe acuminata, quandoque pilo flexuoso terminata, 
dentato-serrata, substriata, flexuosa, siccitate praecipue cris- 
pata, mollia, crassiuscula, areolis reticuli minutissimis, nervo 
pallido, saepe subpellucido, satis lato, ante apicem evanescente 
instrueta. Perichcetialia ovato-lanceolata, attenuata, serrata, 
nervo obscuro. Seta uncialis, rubra, tuberculosa. Capsula 
ovata, cernua. Peristomiam ext. dentibus fulvis, int. mem- 
brana 16-dentata, laciniis bifidis, ut in Bartramia, ciliis duo- 
bus vel tribus bis interpositis. 

We bave here a Hypnum in many points according with the 
Leskea laxifolia (Tab. XXX.), and in others with Hypnum 
alietinum ; but its leaves will be found to be truly recurved and 
often falcate, of a thick but soft texture, much acuminated at the 
points, and strongly serrated. The teeth of the inner peristome 
are remarkable in being bifid, and the fruitstalk is tuberculated. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, 2, cauline leaves. Fig. 3, 
ramal leaf. Fig. 4, periehsatium. Fig. 5, leaf of ditto. Fig. 6, 
capsule. Fig. 7, teeth of outer peristome. Fig. S, teeth of in- 
ner ditto. — magn. 

M u s c i Exotici . — Humboldtiani. 


Splachnum foliis lingulatis obtusissimis, nervo ante api- 
cem evanescente, capsula cylindracea apophysi vix la- 
tiore, seta scabra. (Tab. XXXII.) 

Hab. In umbrosis temperatis Gonzanamam inter et Lucarque 



Caules caespitosi, vix unciales, subsimplices, inferne dense radi- 
culosi. Folia laxe imbricata, erecto-patentia, undulata, flac- 
cida, sordide viridia, lingulata, integerrima, apice obtusissima, 
reticulata, nervo fusco ante apicem evanescente instructa. 
Seta nnciam longa, flexuosa, pallide rubra, tuberculosa. Cap- 
sula cylindracea, apophysi vix latior, fusco-viridis, demurn, 
post semina ejiciantur, intense fusca, magis angusta, et una cum 
apophysi longe cylindracea. Calyptra Integra. 



com cum. 


Peristomium intra marginem oris, e denti- 

constans sedecim per paria approximatis, rubro-fuscis, 

siecitate erectis vel recurvis, madore insigniter involutis fere ut 


S. scalrisetum in the leave, is not to be distinguished from 
Whm. splachnoides, and the whole plant bears a great affini.y 

.o $fh*k*m Fm i; Mamm . , n thc subject of th . s (he 

roughness of the fruitstalk will afford a suffieient mark of discri- 
"»«,« , anJ a further character is to he found in the teeth of 

|,em '° rae ki " g Si ' Uated witl "» ""= »outh of the capsule, and 
so re ra „, kal)lv involute w|)en moUtj tha( ^ ^ tws ^ 

'fght be easily taken for a Gymnoslomum. 



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Muse i Exotici . — Men%ksi(im 


Hypnum caule erecto, apice dense fasciculatim ramoso 
ramis deflexis, foliis undique imbricatis ovatis mucro 
nulatis apice serratis, nervo excurrente dorso denticu 

lato, cap 


acuto. (Tab. XXXIII 

pendula, operculo conico 


Ha.b. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Men- 
%iesy 1791. 

Radix repens, tomentosa, fusca. Caulis palmaris et ultra, erec- 
tus, crassiusculus, nigro-fuscus, rigidus, inferne simplex nu- 
dusque, squamis foliaceis sparsim vestitus, superne fasciculatim 
ramosus, proliferus, ramis densis, iterum divisis, deflexis, vix 
attenuatis, subcompressis. Folia undique sublaxe imbrieata, 
ereeta, flavo-viridia, nitentia, ovata, parum concava, apiceni 
versus spinoso-serrata, nervo, dorso superne denticulato, in 
mucronem breviusculum producto, instructa, Perichcetialia 

1 lanceolata, longe attenuata, subserrata, enervia. plicato-striata, 
flavescentia, basi aurantia. Setce 4 vel plures, subaggregatap, 
3-unciales, flexuosae, rubrse. Capsula cylindracea, fusea, cex- 
nua vel etiam pendula. Operculum conicum, acutum. Pe- 
rist* ext. dentibus latis, fulvis : int. membrana 16-laeiniata, 
flava, Iaeiniis longis valde attenuatis, basi perforatis, ciliis duo- 
bus his alternantibus. 

This truly magnificent species I dedicate with peculiar pleasure 
to its discoverer, Archibald Menzies, Esq., who has with so much 
liberality permitted me to publish the cryptogamic treasures he 
collected during his voyage round the world. Of the value and 
extent of this collection I need not speak, since this work is de- 
stined to contain figures and descriptions of all such as are new, 
and a list will be given towards its close of such as have already 
been described by former authors. 

Although so strikingly distinct from every other species, it may 
not be amiss to observe that the present plant will rank near to 
H* alopecurum. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf seen in front. Fig. 3, 
side view of ditto. Fig. 4> perichaetium. Fig. 5, leaf ofditto. 
Fig. 6, capsule. Fig. 7, teeth of external peristome, 
portion of inner peristome, — magn. 

Fig. 8, 


M u s c i Exotic i.—Menziesiani 



Lcskea stipulata, caule erecto bipinnato inferne nudo, 
foliis bifariis verticalibus stipulisque oblongis brevi- 
acuminatis marginatis apice serratis, nervo attin- 
gente, seta brevi, capsula erecta, operculo subulato. 

(Tab. XXXIV.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dieto, in Nova Zeelandia. D.Menzies, 

Radix repens, dense tomentosa. Caulis quadriuncialis et ultra, 
erectus, flexuosus, inferne denudatus, demum pinnatim ramo- 
sus, ramis horizontalibus, simplicibus vel iterum pinnatis. Fo- 
lia Wfariam inserta, disticha, patentia, verticalia, paliide luteo- 
vmdia, oblonga, brevi-acurninata vel quandoque submucro- 
nulata, rnargine incrassata, supeme spinoso-deiitata, nervo 
sub summum apicem evanescente instructa. Stipules (vel st 
vehs folia intermedia minora, et tunc folia trifaria) foliorum 
ngura sed duplo minores, caulis facie posterior ortae, erects 
atque ei appressae. Perichcetialia circa setam arete convoluta, 
oyato-lanceolata, longe attenuata, vix serrata, enervia, immar-' 

ginata. Se/asubtrilinearis. 

\psula ovato-cylindracea. Op 

culum subulatuni, capsule subceque longum. Peristomium 


This elegant plant, to which the name of concinna seems to be 
so peculiarly applicable, cannot be mistaken for any hitherto 


known species of Moss. _ 

but the peristome is that of a Leskea ; and this circumstance', 

together with the direction of the leaves, and the presence of the 

and rotulata. 


Fig. 1, plant vat. size. Fig. 2, portion of ditto with the cap- 
sule showing the stipules. Fig. 3, leaf. Fig. 4, pericytial ditto. 
Fig. 5, operculum. Fig. 6, teeth of outer peristome. Fig. 7, 
portion of inner ditto.— morn. 

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Musci Exotici. 




Hypnum stipu]atum, caule erecto inferne denudato, 
apice pinnatim ramoso, foliis bifariis verticalibus obli- 
que erectis submarginatis denticulatis, basi uninervi- 
bus, stipulis cordatis breviter acuminatis serratis, nervo 
perbrevi, capsula ovata nutante, operculo rostro cur- 
vato. (Tab. XXXV.) 

Hab. Ad promontorium Bonae Spei. D. Menzies. 1791. In |u- 

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gis Andium regione temperata. 


Radix repens, dense tomentosa. Caulis 2-3-uncialis, erectus, 


inferne ramis destitutes, superne pinnatim divisus, ramis pa- 
tentibus vel etiam deflexis, plerumque simplieibus. Folia in- 
tense viridia > bifariam inserta, disticha, patentia,verticalia, ob- 
lique late ovata, acuta, subundulata, mollia, indistincte mar- 
ginata, denticulata, nervo satis distincto prope medium eva- 
nescente instructa. Stipulce foliis duplo minores, cordatae^ bre- 
viter acuminata, serrulatae, nervo perbrevi. Perichcetialia 
ovata, aristato-acuminata, nervo brevi. Selce numerosae, noa 
rar5 aggregate subunciam longae. Cap 
punetiilata. Operculum rostratum, rostro curvato. Calyptra 




Leskea jiliculceft 



From the first it differs in its much smaller size but larger 
leaves, and in its branches being never regularly twice pinnated j 

from the second, in the stipules, which want the excurrent 

and from the last, in the absence of the setce among 
the leaves. With regard to the Hedwigian L. tamariscina, in- 
deed, it does not accord either with Swartz's description, or 
with the specimen which he has kindly sent to me ; and Swartz 
is the original authority. His plant is destitute of setae, and I 
do not find that it differs essentially from L.rotulata of Hedwig* 
which ought thus to bear the name of tarnariscina. 1 shall have 
the opportunity of saying more of these species hereafter. 

H. laricinum is found as well on the continent of Africa as 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of stem, leaves, and 
stipules. Fig. 3, single leaf. Fig. 4, stipule. Fig. 5, periehae- 
tium and capsule. Fig. 6, & 7, perichstial leaves. ^Fig. 8, outci 

Fig. 9, inner ditto. Fig. 10, calyptra. Fig. 1 1, oper- 

m agn 

Musci Exotic i. — Menziesiani. 


Jungermannia caule erecto subsimplici, foliis dense bi- 
fariam imbricatis ciliatis conduplicatis profunde bilo- 
bis, segmentis aequalibus oblongis. (Tab . XXXVI.) 

Hab. Staten Land America meridionalis. D. Menzies, 1787. 

Caulis 3-4-pollicaris, erectus, strictus, plerumque simplex. Fo- 
lia exacte disticha, dense bifariam imbricata, horizon talia, 
oblonga, arcte conduplicata, fusco-viridia, puleherrime ciliata, 
profunde biloba, lobis vel potius segmentis oblongis, undulatis, 

subtortis. Substantia mollis, reticulata, areolis parvis rotun- 

There is a striking peculiarity in this plant from the regularly 
distichous, horizontal, and conduplicate foliage j circumstances in 
some degree belonging also to J. albicans, to which this plant in 
natural habit is allied. Here, however, the leaves have their 
lobes and segments equal in length, and their whole margins 
most beautifully ciliated. 


It is probable that the fructification of this plant will be found 
to resemble that of J. albicans ;— -unfortunately, there is no ap- 
pearance of any in Mr. Menzies's specimens. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of stem with the leaves. 
Fig. 3, leaf. Fig. 4, portion of ditto. — magn. 


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Musci Exotici . — Humholdtiani. 


JLeucodon caule subrepente densissime tomentoso, ramis 
erectis, foliis undique imbricatis erectis lanceolatis 
plicatis, basi nervo obsolete*, apice acumine pili- 
formi serrulato, capsulis erectis ovato-eylindraceis. 

(Tab. XXXVII.) 

Hab. In sylvis Cinchonas pfope Loxam, regione temperata, altit. 
1080 hexapod. Humboldt et Bonpland. 

Caulis subrepens, tomento ferrugineo densissime obsitus, ramis 
erectis basi ferrugineo tomentosis, apice foliosis. Folia undi- 
que imbricata, erecta, flavescentia, nitida, lanceolata, longitu- 
dinaliter plieata, basi obsolete uninervia, apice in acumen 
longum 3 piliforme, flexuosum, serrulatum desinentia. Peri- 
chcetialia ovato-acuminata, enervia. Seta lateralis, subunci- 
alis. Capsula oblongo-ovata, erecta. Calyptra dimidiata. 
Peristomium e membrana, dentes sedecim filiformes, flavi, ad 
basin fere fissi, segmentis erectis. 

This plant in its bright and upright foliage is not much unlike 
Neckera trichophylla of Swartz (Hijpn., Hedw.) ; but the peri- 
stome is very remarkable : and were it not for the membrane 
from which the peristome rises (exactly as in the inner fringe of 
Neckera and Hypnum), it would very satisfactorily accord with 
the genus Leucodon, where it may, at least for the present, be 
allowed to remain. I can in no instance find a double peristome, 
nor the least appearance of its having existed on any one of the 
many capsules which I possess. But it must be observed that I 
have not had the opportunity of examining a capsule upon which 
the operculum was found. 

Fig. 1, 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, point of 
ditto. Fig. 4, perichaetial leaf. Fig. 5, perichatium. Fig. 6, 

capsule and peristome. Fig. 7, teeth of peristome 
lyptra. — magn 

Fig. 8, ca- 

Muse i Exotic i 


Hookeria caule suberecto vage ramoso, ramis compressis 
foliis undique imbricatis ovatis obtusis minute reticu- 
laris, basi binervibus, seta elongata, capstrla subovata, 
calyptra multifida. (Tab. XXXVIII.) 

Hab. Ad ripam fluminis Orinoco prope Esmeraldam, locis opacis. 


Humboldt et Bonpland* 

Caulis 2-3-uncialis, erectus, vage ramosus, ramis compressis. 
Folia undique imbricata, albida, ovata, concava, obtusa, in-_ 
tegerrima, basi binervia, dorso versus apicem minute papillosa, 
substantia membranacea, vix succulenta, reticulis parvis. Pe- 
richcctialia enervia. Seta sesquiuncialis, flexuosa. Capsula 
parva, nutans, ovata, medium versus contracta. Operculum 
non vidi. Calyptra Iaevis^ pallide fusca, mitriformis^ basi in 

lacinias satis longas fissa, Peristomium Leskece, dentibus ext. 

This species will rank near Hookeria (Lesk. y Hedw.) albicans. 
The very pale, almost white, colour is common to. both. Our 
plant is much larger, more straggling in its growth ; the fruit- 
stalks are much longer; the leaves very obtuse, entire, slightly 
papillose. at the back, with short nerves and a very minute reti- 
culation. In both the calyptra is multifid at the base, but the 
divisions are longer in this j both too are smooth, not marked 
with reticulations, of which the interstices are sunk so as to form 
pits or hollows, as in Hook. Icete-virens and lucens. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of a branch. Fig.3, 4, 

leaves. Fig. 5, perichatium and capsule. Fig. 6, perichaetial 

leaf. Fig. 7, calyptra. Fig, 8, outer peristome. Fig. 9, inner 

7ah. XXIV ID. 

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Musci Exotic i. — Menzies'iani 


Jungermannia caule erecto, foliis bifariis horizontal ibus 
in^qualiter bilobis pubescentibus, lobis conduplicatis 
ovatis, stipulis quadrifidis, calyce terminali foliaceo. 

(Tab. XXXIX.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Menzies, 

Caulis 3-4-uncialis, erectus, flexuosus, dichotome divisus. Fo- 
lia bifaria, disticha, horizontalia,glauco-viridia, reticulata, pu- 
bescentia, biloba, lobis inaequalibus, conduplicatis, anteriori- 



Fr nc tits ter- 

minalis. Calyx foliis obsitus, elongato-cylindracea, carnosa 
Seta bipollicaris, alba. Capsula quadrifida, segmentis linea- 


There are several European species of Jungermannia (such as 
J. nemorosa, J. undulata, &c), with a habit similar to the one 
here figured, and with leaves of a like form ; but none, that I am 
yet acquainted with, which has the stipules placed on the same 
side of the stems with the larger lobes of the leaf. In this par- 
ticular our plant differs most remarkably from J. iomentella, with 
which at first sight it may appear allied, and naturally ranks with 
J. appendiculata and J. nolilis of the Musci Exolici. It is 
remarkable in its leaf-bearing calyx (such as is seen in J. com- 
pressa and a few other British species), and in its pubescent fo- 
liage and stipules. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of a stem with the ca- 
lyx. Fig. 3, leaf and stipule. Fig. 4, calyx dissected. Fig. 5, 

capsules , — magiu 


Musci Exotic i. — Menziesianl. 


J u, i merman nia caule erecto pinnatim ramoso, ramis de- 
flexis attenuatis, foliis undique imbricatis oblongis 

bifidis, segmentis bifidis, calyce laterali foliaceo. 
(Tab. XL.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Men- 
zies, 1791. 

Caulis digitalis vel palmaris, erectus, flexuosus, pinnatim ramo- 
sus, ramis numerosis, deflexis, attenuatis, flagelli form i bus, 
apice subnudis, non raro radicantibus. Folia undique imbri- 
cata, in ramis trifaria, oblonga, scariosa, rigida, flavo-fusca, 
oblongo-punctata, bifida, segmentis paululum divaricatis, ite- 
rum bifidis, laeiiiiis acuminatis, subdiaphanis. Calyces late- 
rales, in axillas pinnarum, obovati, quadrifidi, foliis parvis, 
caulinorum similibus, obsiti. Seta vix calyce longior. Cap- 
tula parva, valvis ovatis, fuscis. 

This singular plant no one will hesitate to pronounce as nearly 
allied to J. juniper ina of Swartz. It has the same rigid texture 
and dotted appearance in the foliage, and the calyx is equally co- 
vered by leaves. Here, however, the ramification is very pecu- 
liar, being closely pinnate with deflexed branches, and has given 
rise to the specific name. The fructification too is axillary, and 
the leaves, which are only bifid in juniperina, have their seg- 
ments again divided in J. Scolopendra. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, calyx dissected, showing the 
fautetalk and capsule. Fig. 3, kaSi-magn. 

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Anictangium caule repente subtus tomcntoso stipulato- 
que, foliis distichis ligulatis nervosis apice involutis, 
perichaetialibus stipulisque lanceolatis strictis, capsula 

immersa. (Tab. XLL) 

Hab. Ad ripam fluminis Amazonum in umbrosis calidis Provincial 
Jaen de Bracamoros, prope Tomependam. Humboldt et Bon- 

Caules caespitosi, repentes, subpinnatim ramosi, ramis non raro 
erectis, caulibus ramisque inferne ubique tomento ferrugineo 
obsitis stipulisque admixtis. Folia viridia, disticha, subhori- 
zontalia, ligulata, parum undulata apice insigniter involuta, 
siccitate torta, nervo valido fusco percursa. Perichwiialia 
circa capsulam undique imbricata, lanceolata^ stricta, fusca, 
nervo obscuro. Stipules parvae, lanceolatae, strictae, nervo di- 
stincto. Seta perbrevis. Capsula oblongo-ovata, perichaeti- 
alibus obtccta* Operculum planum medio umbonatum. 

This most remarkable moss, of which I have not had the good 
fortune to see the calyptra, accords so well in the other parts of 

Ani clang 


it with and near those species. The rest of the plant is never- 
theless totally different from them ; and were it not for the strong 
nerve in the leaves, might be readily mistaken for some Junger- 


Throughout their whole length the stems are covered beneath 
with a thick ferruginous down, intermixed with stipules, and the 
leaves, which grow in a distichous form, are, when dry, so much 
curled as to cover the whole upper surface of the stem, and if 
macerated for ever so great a length of time continue involuted 
in a most remarkable manner. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, fructified branch, seen on the 
upper side. Fig. 3, under side of a portion of the stem. Fig. 4, 
capsule and pcrichuetial leaf. Fig. 5, leaf. Fig. 6, stipule. Fig. 7, 
operculum. — magn* 

M V s c I E x o T I c I . — Huntboldtiani. 



Gymnostomum caule erecto filiformi subsimplici, foliis 
arete inibrieatis appressis ovatis serrulatis convolutis, 
nervo crasso, perichsetialibus majoribus oblongis aeu- 
minatis, seta longa, capsula oblonga ovata, operculo 
subulato. (Tab. XLII.) 

Hab. In crepidinibus montis ignivomi Rucu-Pichincha prope 
Tablahuma, regione frigida, super basaltam, altitudine 2340 
hexapod. (Regni Quitensi.) Humboldt et Bonpland. 

Caules caespitosi, semiunciales, filiformes, rigidly erectiusculi, sim- 
plices vel innovationibus ratnosi. Folia arete flavo-viridia^ 
nitida, imbricata^ undique cauli appressa, ovata, subconcava, 
serrulata, nervo insigniter incrassato sub summum apicem 
evanescente instructa. Perichcetialia his multo majora, fusca, 
ext. ovata, acuminata, subserrulata^ nervo crasso^ int. longiora 
circa setani convoluta, nervo magis obscuro. Seta semiunci- 

calum subulatum. 


The stems and unmagnified leaves of this little plant resemble 
those of Brynmjulaceum more than any other moss j and its ge- 
neral habit is that of a Pterogonium. It is however a true Gy- 
mnostomum, as far as I am capable of judging without the ea- 
lyptra, which I have never yet seen, although it does not bear much 
affinity to any of the other species of this varying genus. The 
nearest is perhaps G. astivum; in which* as well as in this plant, 
the perichaetium is highly worthy of remark ; but in their leaves 
the two species are totally different from one another. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, plants magn. Fig. 3, leaf. 
r ig. 4, 5, penchjetial leaves. Fig. 6, capsule. Fig. 7, opercu- 
lum- Fig. 8, mouth of the capsule, showing the annulus. 
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Musci Exotici . — Humboldtiani. 


Nechera caule subpinnatim ramoso, foliis undique im- 
bricatis late ovatis acuminatis enervibus subintegerri- 
mis, seta longa, capsula oblongo-cylindracea, operculo 
subulate (Tab. XLIIL) 

Hab. Locis umbrosis, alsis montis Quinditi (Cordillera de los 
# Andes de Cundinamara). Humlolclt et Bonpland. 

Caules 3-4-unciales, decumbentes, ramosi, ramis subpinnatis, 
saepe erectis. Folia undique imbricata, erecta, flavo-viridia^ 
nitida, late ovata, apice acuminulata, sub summo lente minu- 
tissime serrulata, omnino enervia. Perichcetialia longiora, 
angustiora, magis acuminata, int. convoluta. Setce s&pe duae 
vel tres ex eodem ramo, biunciales, flexuosae. Capsula ob- 
longo-cylindracea. Calyptra dimidiata. Operculum subu- 
latum, capsula multo brevius. Peristomii ext. dentes 16, 
pallide fusco-rufescentes, linea media longitudinali notati j int. 
e ciliis perangustis, pallide flavis, his alternantibus. 

It must be confessed that this species comes very near to 
N. seductrix ; but its much larger size, longer fruitstalk and 
operculum, together with the broader, more evidently acuminated 
and entirely nerveless leaves, have induced me to keep it distinct. 
With N. cladorr hizans in point of size it has a greater resem- 
blance : but that plant has its leaves, though likewise destitute 
of nerve, of a different shape, not very correctly represented in 
Hedw. Sp. Muse, and the " rami apice radicante: 
found on the preseut species. , 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, perich*tium 
Fig. 4, 5, leaves of ditto. Fig. 6, capsule. Fig. 7, operculum 
Fig. 8, calyptra. Fig. 9, portion of peristome.—™^. 


are never 


Musci Exotic i. — Humboldtiam. 

Orthotrichum caule repente, ramis erectis, foliis 

subulatis flexu 

ispis, seta long 

capsula brevi ovata sulcata, ciliis nullis, dentibus 16 
per paria unitis. (Tab. XLIV.) 

ab. Ad radices Bifarice glaucce* altitudine 950 hexapod., re- 
gione temperata, in devexis montis Avilae prope Caraccas. 
Humboldt et Bonpland. 


Folia nume- 

rosa, horizontaliter patentia, lanceolato-subulata, carinata, 

flexuosa, integerrima, nervo ad apicem attingente percursa, 

inferiora fusca, supcriora aureo-flavescentia, nitida. Perichce- 

tiatia parva, anguste lanceolata, nervo brevi obscuro. Seta, 

ob caulis innovations, non raro lateralis, semiunciam longa. 

Capsula ovato-rotundata, vel suburceolata, rufo-fusca, di- 

stincte sulcata. Peristomii denies 16, pallidi, per paria 

It is not easy at first sight, except by the decidedly sulcated 
capsule, to distinguish this plant from Anictangium cirrhosum of 
Hedw. (Sclotheimia? Schwaegr.); but when the leaves come to 
be more accurately examined, they will be found to be neither so 
long as those of A. cirrhosum, nor in the least serrated. The 
operculum and calyptra I have not seen ; but judging from the 
general habit of the plant, this latter may be expected to resem- 
ble that of 0. longirostre, gracile, and their affinities. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, perich*tium. 
Fig. 4, leaf of ditto. Fig. 5, capsule. Fig. 6, teeth of peristome. 

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Orthotrichum eaule repente ramoso, ramis erectis, foliis 
oblongis apiculatis medio canaliculatis siccitate tortis, 

seta longa, capsula ovato-cylindracea, calyptra glabra 

multifida. (Tab. XLV.) 


Humboldt et Bonp 

Caules repentes, nudiusculi, rigidi, ramosi, ramis erectis subfas- 
ciculatim divisi. Folia numerosa, fuscescentia, superiora pal- 
lidiora flavo-viridia nitons expertia, horizontaliter patentia, 
oblonga, margine subundulata, nervo ultra apicem ia apiculum 
producto percursa. T eric lice tialia minora late ovata, subacu- 
minata. Seta demum lateralis longiuscula. Capsula ovato- 
cylindracea, senectute sublanceolata. Operculum subulatum. 
Calyptra badia, striata, mitriformis, glabra, a basi usque ad 
medium in lacinias angustas fissa, laciniis apice bifidis. Pe- 

ristomium ? 

So closely does this moss border upon the Sclotheimia squar- 
rosa of Schwaegrichen, that I can hardly point out any essentially 
distinguishing character between them except in the calyptra, 
which is by no means alike in the two plants. I have therefore 
greatly to regret that in all the specimens I possess of 0. apicu- 
latvm the capsules are either not sufficiently, or else too much, 
advanced to exhibit a peristome. Those in the latter state are 
quite destitute of teeth ; and as to those upon which the oper- 
culum still remains, I can, on removing this part under the mi- 
croscope, discover nothing but a pulpy mass filling the hollow of 
the lid, the external substance of which, when the capsule is 
arrived at maturity, probably forms the peristome. 

Until I can satisfy myself as to the real structure of the teeth, 
I shall place this species among the Orthotricha, where it will 
rank naturallv enough with 0. longipes, 0. gracile, 0. longi- 

differing however from all in the form 


of the leaves. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. 

Fig. 2, leaves. Fig. 3, perichxtial 

leaf. Fig. 4, capsule with the operculum. Fig. 5, old capsule 
Fig. C, calyptra. 


M u s c i Exotic i. — Humboldtiani. 


Hedwigia caule erecto ramoso, ramis subpinnatis, foliis 
secundis late ovatis acuminulatis marginatis striatis 
enervibus apice serrulatis, capsula ovato-cylindracea, 
operculo subulato. (Tab. XLVI.) 

Hab. In regni Mexicani montosis apricis, juxta Toluccam, ad 
radices montis perpetua nive obtecti, regione frigida, altitu- 
dine 16*40 hexapodarum. Humboldt el Bonpland. 

Caules 3-4-unciales, erecti, flexuosi, subvage ramosi, ramis pin- 
natis, pinnis non raro flagelliformibus, subdenudatis, radican- 
tibus. Folia undique inserta, sed uno latere spectantia et ita 
secunda, late ovata, acuminulata, concava, striata, omnino 
enema, margine incrassata, apice serrulata, flavo-virescentia, 
basi aurantia. Ferich&tialia lanceolata, striata, saepe invo- 
luta. Seta lateralis, sesquiuncialis. Capsula ovato-cylindra- 
cea, ore parvo dcmum post operculi casum latiore. Opercu- 
lum subulatum, rostro inclinato. Calyptra dimidiate. 


In the Muscologia Britannica it is proposed that the genus 


have a naked mouth and lateral fruitstalks. Such is the case in 
the present instance ; and so it is with another Humboldtian 
moss, which differs from this in many particulars, and which I 
shall soon take occasion to publish in this work. In both there 


gium cilialum and imlerbe. 

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Fig. 4, leaf of ditto. Fig. 5, capsule with operculum. Fig. 6, 

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Musci Exotic i. — Men&iesiani. 


Jungermannia caule adscendente ramoso, foliis bifariam 
imbricatis lanceolatis denticulatis convexis, basi sub- 

oblonea infl 


oblongo plicato apice de 

J. sph 


Richard MSS 

(Tab. XLVII.) 

Schiuacgr. HiSi 


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Muse. Hepat. Prodr. p. 23. 

Hab, Insula S t£E Helenae. D. Menzies, 

Insula Franciee et Borboniae legit Aubert du Petit Thouars* 

Caule s caespitosi, basi decumbentes, dein erecti, plerumqu 
mosu Folia magna, fusco-flavescentia, superiora saepe rube- 
dine tincta, omnia arete bifariam imbricata, horizontalia, non 
taro subsecunda, lanceolata vel ovato-lanceoIata 3 supra con- 
vexa, margine denticu!ata r substantia compacta, areolis mi- 
nutissimisj margine subtus auricula ta; auricula foliis subdimi- 
dio minore et iis apprcssa, erecta, oblonga, inflata, basi intus 

P eric lice tialia minora, biloba, lobis subaequalibus 


subintegerrimis. Calyces laterales, numerosi, foliis plusquam 
dimidio longiores, oblongi, plicati, apice denticulati. Seta ca- 
lyeem vix excedens. Capsula ovato-rotunda rufo-fusca, qua- 


Various travellers, besides Mr. Menzies and Mr, Burchell, 
have brought this noble Jungermannia from the island of St. He- 
lena, where the latter gentleman informs me it grows only on 
the upper side of horizontal branches of ancient trees on the 
highest peaks in the interior of the island ; such as are constantly 
wetted by floating mists and clouds. It is a most picturesque 
object, growing always in very large and dense masses, and 

varying from red to a pale green. 

This species, which is plentiful with fructification, is the more 
interesting because the only one to which it bears any resem- 
blance, our J. cochleariformis, has never been found with ca- 
lyces; 'and from the close affinity between the two plants, it is 
natural to suppose that the fructification is also similar. A - - 




in the form and circumscription of the leaf. The auricle is 
nearly the same in both. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of the stem with 
fructification. Fig. 3, leaf laid open to show the structure of 
the auricle. Fig. 4, pericheetial leaf. Fig. 5, calyptr a> fruit- 
stalk, and capsule. 


M o s c i E x o t i c i . — Thouarsiani 


■Jwigermajinia caule adscendente, foliis bifariam imbri- 
catis horizontalibus insequaliter bilobis, lobis vertica- 
bbus ovatis spinoso-denticulatis, minoribus majoris 
lobi paginre affixis, stipulis quadratis emarginatis den- 
ticulatis. (Tab. XLVIII.) 

Hab. Insula Franciae. D. Aulert du Petit Thouars. 

Caules 3-4 -unciales, basi decumbentes, dein erecti, ssepe ramosi, 
subtus radieibus longiusculis, intense purpureis, obsiti. Folia 
eublaxe bifariam imbricata, borizontalia, flavo-viridia, areolis 
minutis reticulata, biloba, lobis conduplicatis,verticalibus,sub- 
undulatis, spinoso-denticulatis, inaequalibus, posteriorilus ma- 
. joribus, anterioribus paginae majoris lobi, versus ejus medium 
per totam longitudinem affixis. Perichcetialia reliquis similia. 
Stipulce inferiore parte caulis nulla;, superne sensim majores, 
subquadratae, margine denticulatae, subreflexae, apice emargi- 
natae. Calyx terminalis, ovato-subcyathiformis, ore aperto, 
laciniato, laciniis latiusculis spinoso-dentatis. 


This is a plant the general structure of whose leaf is similar 
to that figured at Tab. XV. of this work (J. appendicular), 
but which comes from a very different part of the world, and is 
characterized by the undivided larger lobes of the leaf, never cut 
into pinnae-like divisions, and the quadrate and simply emargi- 
nate apex of the stipules. It is besides considerably smaller ; 
and at first sight its general habit resembles starved specimens 
of J. sphagnoides, so much so that the learned botanist to whom 
we are indebted for its discovery had actually marked it in his 
MSS. as the same species. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of a plant with a 
calyx. Fig. 3, leaf. Fig. 4, inferior stipule. Fig. 5, superior 
ditto. Fig. (J, extremity of a leaf. 




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*Tu7igermannia caule erecto diviso, foliis dense bifariam 
imbricatis horizontalibus eequaliter bilobis, lobis ova- 

tis condupl 

dorso lamellatis, lamellis spinoso 

dentatis apice inciso-pinnatis, pinnis denticulatis 
pulis bilobis spinoso-dentatis. (Tab. XLIX.) 

Hab. Staten Land, prope Terra del Fuego, America meridional!. 

D.Menzies, 1787. 

Caulis erectus, digitalis et ultra, simplex vel subdichotome di- 
visus. Folia magna, arete bifariam imbricata, horizontaila, 
fusco-viridia, areolis parvis rotundatis reticulata, asqualiter bi- 
loba, lobis oblongo-ovatis, conduplicatis, appressis, verticali- 
bus, dorso lamellato, lamellis 8 vel 10 longitudinaliter affixis, 
spinoso-dentatis, apice margine pinnato-incisis, segmentis den- 
ticulatis. Stipulce majusculae in duos lobos ovatos spinoso- 
dentatos divisae, infra stipulas squamulae parvae simplices vel 
divisae reperiuntur. Fructus non vidi. 

If the structure of the leVes of Jungermannia appendiculata 
and J. Thouarsii, already figured in this work, excites our atten- 
tion as differing most remarkably from what we have hitherto 
known of the genus, those who take delight in beholding the 
varying hand of Nature in her minutest productions will be no 
less gratified by the examination of the present species. In those 
just mentioned we perceive a lesser lobe or division of the leaf, 
arising from the surface or disk of the larger portion ; but here, 
from the exterior surface of two distinct lobes, are lamellae or 
plates, totally unlike any thing I am acquainted with in vegeta- 
ble oeconomy, running nearly the whole length of the lobes, and 
distinctly toothed. The extremities of the leaves are cut into 
lobules, or rather pinnules, as in J. appendiculata. Beneath 
the stipules are tufts of small scales, as there are likewise in an- 
other Menziesian Jungermannia y which I shall have occasion to 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf and stipule. Fig, 3, leaf 
expanded. Fig. 4, apex of a lobe,— magn. 

Musci Exotici. 


Polytrichum caule brevi, foliis lineari-lanceolatis undu 
latis, siccitate crispatis, versus apicem dorso margine 
que denticulatis, nervo lato lamellato, capsula erect; 

curvula, operculo brevi-subulato,. calypt 
(Tab. L.) 


P. angustatum. Brid. Hist. Muse. SuppL \. p. 78 


Sp. Muse. v. ii. p. 331 

Hab. Prope Boston in America septentrionali. D 


Carolina humosis CI. Bosc. In Pennsylvania Muhlenberg. In 
Neomarchia tectum ///. Schultz. dedere.) Schwaeor. loc. cit. 

Caulis semiuncialis, simplex. Folia lineari-Ianceolata, obtusi- 
uscula, carnoso-membranacea, fusco-viridia, parum concava 
transversim undulata, siccitate tortilia, dorso margineque ver- 
sus apicem denticulata, denticulis saepe geminatis, nervo lato, 
dorso laevi, intus in lamellas 4 vel rarius 5, Iongitudinales, un- 
dulatas producto. Seta uncialis, rubra. Capsula exacte cy- 
lindracea, fusca, erecta, paululum curvata. Calyptra subulata, 
glabra, fusca, apice iutensiore, atque pilis paueis brevibus sea- 
bra. Operculum brevi-subulatum, capsulae vix dimidiam lon- 
gitudine. Perisiomium e dentibus 32 apice membrana hori- 
zontali connexum. 

The specimens here figured were communicated to my friend 
Mr. Lyell, by Francis Boott, Esq. of Boston, New England, a 
gentleman whose ardent tbirst after botanical knowledge has in- 
duced him to visit this country ; and who, in conjunction with 
Professor Bigelaw*, of Harvard University, is now preparing for 
publication a Flora of the New England States. 

Although bordering very closely upon Polytrichum undulatum, 
this plant may with certainty be distinguished from it by the 
great breadth of the nerve and its distinct lamellae, and by the 
shortness of the operculum. To these characters may be added 
the much narrower capsule, its less inclined direction, the nar- 
rower and more carnose leaves, and the much smaller size of the 
whole plant. Schwt^grichen does not seem in his specific cha- 
racter to have chosen those marks which will distinguish it from 
P. undulatum ; and he has introduced into his synonyms plants 
of Michaux and Dillenius, which appear to me to be only varie- 
ties of P. undulatum, which is also a common plant in North 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, inner view of leaf. Fig. 3, 
outer ditto. Fig. 4, capsule. Fig. 5, operculum. Fig. 6, ca- 
lyptra.— magn. r 5 * 

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Musci Exotic i.—Humboldtiani. 


Hookeria caule repente vage ramoso, ramis compressis 
subtus denudatis, supra foliosis, foliis ovatis subacu- 
minatis integerrimis, nervo ultra medium evanescente, 
capsula ovata cemua, operculo rostrato curvato, caly- 
ptra basi integra. (Tab. LI.) 

Hab. Crepidines juxta Caripe, locis scopulosis, temperatis, irri— 
guis, altitudine 480 hexapod. Humboldt et Bonpland. 

Caules repentes, ramosi, subtus foliis destituti, fibris numerosis 
fuscis radicantibus obsiti, lateribus facieque superne foliosis 
Folia subcompressa, parum concava, ovata, subacuminata, ni- 
tida, flavo-viridia, omnino integerrima, nervo ultra medium 
evanescente instructs. Substantia compacta, minute punc- 
tata. Pprichcetialia magis acuminata, nervosa. Seta sub- 
unciam longa, flexuosa. Capsula ovata, cernua. Calyptra 
subulata, integra. Operculum conico-rostratum, flavum, rostro 
decurvo. Peristomium, ut in Leskea, flavescens. 


Among the Humboldtian mosses a considerable portion be- 
longs to the genus Hookeria, or such plants as have all the cha- 
racters of a Hypmim or a Leskea, except the dimidiate calyptra. 
The present species differs from most of the family in having a 
single nerve to the leaf, and the under side of the stem destitute 
of leaves, as in Anictangium torquatum. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, upper side of a portion of the 
stem. Fig. 3, under side of ditto. Fig. 4, leaf. Fig. 5, apex 
of ditto. Fig. 6, perichaetial leaves. Fig. 7, calyptra. Fig. 8, 
capsule and operculum. Fig. 9, ext. peristome. Fig. 10, int. 
ditto. — magn. 

Musci Exotic i .—Humboldtiani 


Hookeria caule suberecto, vage pinnatim ramoso, com 
presso, foliis undique imbricatis late ovatis subacumi 

binervibus, seta scabra 

(Tab. LII.) 

Hab. Crepidines juxta Caripe, locis scopulosis, temperatis, ini- 


Humloldt et Bonpland 

Caulis erectiusculus, vage pinnatim ramosus. Rami compressi. 
Folia undique imbricata, subdisticha, late ovata, planiuscula, 
acuminulo perbrevi terminata, sub summo lente vix serrulata, 
nervis duobus ante apicem evanescente instructa. Substantia 


compacta e punctis minutissimis. Seta pilis brevibus, crassi- 
usculis, rigidis, horizontalibus scabra vel potius hispida. Cap- 
suite maturae desunt. Calyptra albida, elongato-campanulata 
vel mitriformis e basi ad medium in lacinias numerosas angus- 

tas fissa, superne corpusculis claviformibus horizontalibus in- 

Of the genus of this plant, although I am not so fortunate as 
to possess ripe capsules, there can be no doubt; since in its ha- 
bit, as well as in the leaves and calyptra, it has so great a con- 

'. Nor can I be at a loss for a spe- 

with the Hi 


and narrow segments, as in some Orthotricha from the same 
country, and the fruitstalk being in a most remarkable degree 


Keeker a 

Fig. 1, plants nat.size. Fig. 2, branch. Fig. 3, leaves. Fig. 4, 
pomt of ditto. Fig. 5, fruitstalk and immature capsule. Fig. 6 
calyptra. — magn. 

Tab JUL 


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Musci Exotic i .— Humboldtiam 


Hooheria caule decumbente ramoso, ramis pinnatis cur- 
vatis compressis, foliis undique imbricatis ovatis basi 

binervibus, capsula 

•perculo conico 

rostrato, calyptra carnosa pilosa basi fimbriata. 
(Tab. LIII.) 

Hab. Regione temperata in jugis Andium. Humboldt et Bon- 



Caulis palmaris, vage ramosus, ramis pinnatis decurvis attenua- 
tis, compressis. Folia undique imbricata, subdisticha, ovata, 


obtusiuscula, parum concava, basi binervia; substantia com- 
pacta, punctulata. Perk lice tialia enervia, ext. brevia, obtusa, 
Int. longissime attenuata, tortuosa. Seta bi-triuncialis, rubra. 
Capsula ovata, pendula. Calyptra mitriformis, carnosa, albo- 
flavescens, apice fusca, superficie pilis articulatis erectis corpo- 
ribusque pistilliformibus obtecta, basi fimbriata. Operculum 
conico-subulatum, curvatum. Peristomium Leskece, dentibus 
ext. margine denticulatis, dorso linea media pellucida notatisj 
int. laciniis longitudinaliter perforatis. 

This is one of the largest species which I am yet acquainted 
with of the genus Hookeria, and cannot be mistaken for any 
other. The leaves are similar to those of H. pallescens {vide 
Tab. XXXVI II.) ; but the rest of the plant is totally different, 
the calyptra especially, which is beset with the paraphyses (of 
Hedwig) as well as the pistilliform bodies, both of which are 
very numerous about the perichaetium. 

Fig. 1, plant nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of a stem 

Fig. 3, 

leaves. Fig. 4, perichaetium and calyptra. Fig. 5, outer, and 
Fig. 6, inner, perichaetial leaf. Fig. 7, outer peristome. Fig. 8, 
inner ditto. ~mag?i. 

Musci Exotic i. — Humboldtlani . 


Hookeria caule procumbente, ramis erectis, foliis fal- 


cato-secundis, lanceolato-longe acuminatis, serratis, 
binervibus, capsula ovata horizontali, operculo*Subu- 
lato, calyptra basi 6- vel 8-fida. (Tab. LIV.) 

Hab. In convallibus Andium Granatensium inter Almaguer et 

Pasto, altitudine 1200—1500 hexapod. Humboldt et Bon- 

Caulis procumbens, ramis brevibus, erectis, saepe simplicibus. 
Folia undique inserta, sed insigniter falcato-secunda, lanceo- 
lata, longe acuminata, serrata, binervia, nervis ante apicenx 
evanescentibus. Perichcetialia subenervia, ovata, tenuiter 
acuminata, serrulata. Seta sesquiunciam longa, flexuosa.. 
Capsula ovata, horizontal is. Operculum subulatum. Caly- 
ptra mitriformis, glabra, ad apicem solummodo scabriuscula 
basi sub-8-fida. Peristomium ut in Hypno ; dent. ext. linea 
media pellucida. 

At first sight this plant has much affinity with H. uncinatum; 
but it is a true Hookeria, having a calyptra like that of Hookeria 
pallescens (vide Tab. XXXVIII.), except that the divisions of it 
are shorter. The leaves will readily distinguish this species both 


present known of the genus. 

Fig. 1, plant not. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, perichcetial leaf. 
Fig. 4, capsule. Fig. 5, calyptra. Fig. 6, outer peristome. Fig. 7, 
inner ditto.— magn. 


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Muscr Exotic i. — Humboldtiani. 


Hookerza caule procumbente, ramis erectis, foliis secun- 
dis deltoideo-acuminatis striatis apice serrulatis, nervo 
ante apicem evanescente, capsula oblonga ereeta, 


operculo subulato, calyptra subulata integra. 


Hab. In sylvis Cinchona prope Loxam, regione temperata, alti- 
tudine 1080 hexapod. Humboldt et Bonpland. 

Caiiles procumbentes. Rami erectly simpliciter vel pinnatim ra- 
mosi. Folia undique inserta, secunda, deltoideo-acuminata, 
apice serrata^ longitudinaliter striata, nervo ante apicem eva- 
nescente instructa. Perichcetialia enervia, striata, serrulata, 
int. longe acuminata. Seta sesquiuncialis, flexuosa. Capsula 
oblonga, omnino ereeta. Operculum subulatum, subobliquum. 
Calyptra mitriformis, subulata, laevis, integra, vel casu solum- 
modo fissa. Peristomium Leskece, dentibus brevibus. 

In one individual out of a great number of specimens which I 
have examined, I found the calyptra cleft on' one side about a 
fourth of the length upward. This I suppose to be an acciden- 
tal circumstance, as we know it sometimes to happen in the ge- 
nus Grimmia and Trichostomum ; and, taking it for granted 
that the veil is in reality mitriform, I place this plant among the 

The general appearance of the 

Hooker ice, though I regret to 

any other species of the genus 
plant is that of a Neckera ; and its capsule is, as in that tribe 
and in most Leskece, erect. Those who have most studied the 
mosses will be best aware how difficult it is to form generic cha- 
racters from the parts of fructification, which shall include only 
those individuals which appear allied by nature. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, 3, perichaetial 
leaves. Fig. 4, capsule. Fig. 5, calyptra. Fig. 6, portion of 

outer peristome. Fig, 



Musct Exotici . — Humboldtiani. 


Hypnum? caule ereeto ramoso, foliis horizontaliter 
patentibus undulatis rotundatis breviter acuminatis 
subintegerrimis, nervo tenuissimo fere obsolete 
(Tab. LVI.) 

Hab. In convallibus Andium Granatensium inter Almaguer et 
Pasto, altitudine 1200—1500 hexapod. Humboldt et Bon- , 

Caulis digitalis vel spithamaeus, erectus, flexuosus, ramosus, ra- 
mis iterum subpinnatim divisis, ramulis brevibus, obtusis. 
Folia dense undique inserta, horizontaliter patentia, sub- 
squarrosa, mollia, pellucida, nigro-viiidia, vel subpurpurascen- 
tia, superiora viridia; omnia rotundata, apice acuminulata, 
aubserrulata, undulata, nervo tenui valde obsoleto instrueta, 
atque saepe versus apicem longitudinaliter canaliculata. 


H. patens will rank near H. molle, but differs from il 
much larger size, acuminulated points, and very obsolete 
There is a groove or channel in some of the older leaves towards 
the point, which is particularly apparent when the leaf is raised 
on one side, as at fig. 3. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, 2, leaves. Fig. 3, side view 
of a leaf, — magn. 


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Musci Exotic i. — Menziesiani. 


Hypnum caule erecto subpinnatim ramoso, foliis distan- 
tibus bifariis lanceolatis marginatis serratis, nervo ad 
apicem attingente, capsula ovata horizontali, operculo 
rostrato curvato. (Tab. LVTI.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 

D. Menzies, 1791. 

Radix e fibris numerosis ferrugineo-fuscis dense tomentosis. 
Caidis pollicaris, erectus, flexuosus, plerumque pinnatim ra- 
mosus, ramis patentibus. Folia flavo-viridia, bifaria, disticha, 
erecto-patula, distantia, lanceolata, paululum concava, margi- 
nata, serrata, basi in caulem decurrentia, nervo ad summum 
apicem attingente instructa. Perichcetialia acuminata, in- 
tegerrima, immarginata, nervosa, fusco-viridia. Seta sesqui- 
uncialis et ultra, rubra, flexuosa, prope medium caulis inserta* 
Capsula ovata, horizontaliter inclinata, subapophysata. Oper- 


culum hemisphaerieum, rostratum, rostro curvato. Periston 
mium ut in plurimis Hypnis. 

This very elegant species of Hypnum ranks naturally near 
Leskeu Novce Hollandice y and Hypnum distichum of Swartz, in 
Sckrad. Diar. Bot. v. iv. t. 3. Both these species, however, 
have simple stems, and their fruitstalks inserted at the very base 
of the stems. H. lifarium has the leaves decidedly thickened at 
the margin, and the back of the nerve, upward, under a high 
magnifying power, is also slightly toothed. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of the stem and leaves. 
Fig. 3, leaf. Fig. 4, capsule. Fig. 5, operculum. Fig. 6, outer 
teeth of the peristome. Fig. 7, inner ditto.— magn. 

Musci Exotici . — Menziesiani 


Hypnum caule erecto inferne denudato, sursum pinnato, 
foliis undique imbricatis laxis ovatis obtusis apice 
serrulatis, nervo ante apicem evanescente, capsula ob- 
longo-ovata inclinata. (Tab. LVIII.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 
D. Menzies, 1791. 

Caulis digitalis vel palmaris, inferne repens, ferrugineo-tomen- 
tosus, demum erectus, basi apiceque indivisusj medium versus 
pinnatim ramosus, ramis simplicibus, attenuates. Folia laxe 
imbricata, patentia, mollia, ovata, obtusa, concava^ apice mi- 
nute serrulata, nervo satis valido, dorso denticulate^ ante api- 
cem evanescente instructa. Perichcetialia acuminata, enervia. 
Sctce subaggregata*, vix unciam longae, crassiusculae, fuscae. 
Capsula ovato-oblonga, intense fusca, inclinata. Neque oper- 
culum neque calyptram vidi. Peristoma dentes flavi ; int. 
perforati, processubus filiformibus duobus his interjectis. 

According to the fructification, this plant must be considered 
as a Hypnum, although in general habit it accords best with the 
genus Neckera, and particularly with that species which I have 
denominated N. planifolia (Tab. XXIII.). Here however the 
stems are not at all compressed, the leaves are decidedly nerved, 
and the capsules of the two plants are widely different. 

Fig. 1, plant not. size. Fig. 2, portion of the stem and leaves. 
Fig. 3, leaves. Fig. 4, perichaetial leaves. Fig. 5, capsule. Figs. 
6, 7, portions of peristome.— magn. 


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Jungermannia caule erecto pinnatim ramoso, ramis fla- 
gelliformibus, foliis inaequaliter bilobis con duplicates, 
lobis lobulisque ovato-lanceolatis acutis integerrimis, 
stipulis ovatis acute bifidis basi utrinque unidentatis. 

(Tab. LIX.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bav dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 
D. Menzies, 1791. 

Caulis palmaris et ultra, erectus, rigidus, dichotome divisus, pin- 
natim ramosus, ramis attenuatis, flagelliformibus, simplicibus, 
apicibus denudatzs, ramisfructificantibus brevibus, apicem ver- 
sus latioribus. Folia superne subarcte imbricata, horizontal, 
bifaria, fusco-viridia, inaequaliter biloba, lobis conduplicatis, 
anterioribus majoribus, ovatis vel ovato-lanceolatis, acutis, hinc 
quandoque denticulo unico instructis, parum convexis, poste- 
rioribus minoribus, magis lanceolatis, acutis, integris, vel ra- 

rius bifidis (f, 

Substantia reticulata, areolis parvis ro- 

tundatis. Perichcetialia (f. 7) majora, vix conduplicata. 
StipuUe ovatae, profunde bipartite, basi utrinque denticulo 
grandiusculo instruct*, rarius quadrifidse (f.5) : ramis fructi- 
Jicantibus stipulce majores sunt, margine spinoso - dentatse. 
Calyces non vidi. 

This plant will come into the same family with J. platyphylla 
and J.Jllicina, and may be placed near the latter, though abun- 
dantly distinct from both. I have in my possession a Junger- 
mannta, communicated to me by M. Richard from the Isle de 
Bourbon, that is scarcely to be distinguished from this except by 
the texture of the leaves, which in M . Richard's plant are curi- 
ously dotted in a similar manner to those of J. Turneri and 
J. Wbodsii: but this circumstance, taken in conjunction with the 
very different places of growth and some other peculiarities, has 
determined me to keep the two plants distinct. Of J. Jlagellifera 
I have only seen very young fructification. 

Fig. 1, sterile plant. Fig. 2, fertile ditto. — nat. size. Fig. 3, 
portion of the stem with leaves and stipule. Fig. 4, single leaf. 
Fig. 5, stipule. Fig. 6, stipule from among the perichaetial 
leaves. Fig. 7, perichaetial leaf. Fig , 8, portion of a leaf to show 

the reticulation. — magn. 


Musci Exotic i. — Menziesiani. 


J ungermannia caule erecto pinnatim ramoso, ramis pen- 
dulis flagelliformibus, foliis superne imbricatis stipulis* 
que valde concavis rotundatis quadrifidis. (Tab. LX.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Menzies, 

Caulis palmaris et ultra, erectus, flexuosus, rigidus, pinnatim ra- 
mosus, ramis distichis, quandoque secundis, simplicibus, vel 
basin versus iterum divisis, attenuatis, flagelliformibus, apice 
foliis destitutis. Folia flavo-viridia, superne sublaxe imbri- 
cata, rotundata, vel subquadrata, valde convexa, acute quadri- 
fida, segmentis integerrimis. Substantia reticulata, areolis 
parvis. Slipulee magnae, foliis similes sed minores, segmentis 
longioribus. Fructus non vidi. 

Totally different at first sight as this Jungermannia may ap- 


be minutely examined, the similarity between them is so great, 
that I hardly know whether I am warranted in making this a di- 
stinct species. The marks upon which I rest my doing thus are, 
the much greater size of J. pendulina; its erect habit; its being 
regularly pinnated, with flagelliform and pendulous branches bare 
of leaves towards the extremities ; and lastly, the difference of 
texture, which is here composed of small distinct reticulations, 



description will be found in many points to accord with this spe- 
cies, does not appear to me to have any character which can 
essentially distinguish it from J. reptans, which is found in va- 
rious distant countries. 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of the stem with leaves. 
F,g.3,leaf. Fig. 4, stipule. Fig. 5, extremity of a leaf, to show 
the reticulation. — magn. 

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Jungermannia caule erecto dichotome ramoso, foliis 
arete imbricatis ovatis spinoso-denticulatis, stipulis 
magnis transversim oblongis denticulatis. (Tab.LXI.) 

J. Billardieri. Schwaegr. Muse. Hepat. Prodr.p. 19. 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 
-D. Menzies, 1 791 . In insula Van Diemen. D. LaBillardiere. 


Caulis plerumque erectus, simplex, vel dichotome divisus, ramis 
erectis. Folia dense iinbrieata, sordide fusco-viridia, plani- 
uscula, ovata, margine spinoso-denticulata, inferne decurrentia. 
Stipulce pro ratione plantulee magna?, foliorum fere magnitu- 
dine, valde convexae, transversim oblongae vel subhemisphaericae, 
margine denticulatae, basi subdecurrentes, et non raro spinoso- 
dentatffi. Foliorum stipularumque substantia mollis, reticu- 
lata, areolis grandiusculis. 


The very large, transversely oblong and closely imbricated sti- 
pules will readily distingush this species from any other with which 
I am acquainted. I think I am correct in considering it to be the 
J. Billardieri of Schwaegrichen ; his words being " J. caule 
erecto subramoso, foliis imbricatis ovatis acutis omni margine 
serratis, stipulis arcuatis dimidio minoribus j" — and I am the 
more inclined to think them one and the same plant, because 
M. La Billardiere has given me very fine specimens, which he 
gathered in Van Diemen 's Land, of the same species, but with- 
out a name. 

Fig. 1, plant seen from its superior surface. Fig. 2, plant 
seen from inferior ditto, nat\ size. Fig. 3, portion of a stem, 
upper side. Fig. 4, lower side. Fig. 5, leaf. Fig. 6, stipule, 

Musci Exotic i. — Humboldtiani 


Grimmia caule erecto caespitoso, foliis undique erecto- 

patentibus lanceolatis longe acuminatis incanis, seta 

exserta recta, capsula ovata, operculo longe rostrate 
(Tab. LXIL) 

Hab. Locis scopulosis, apricis, in declivitate montis Chimborazo, 
altit. 23S0 hexapod. super porphyrite. (Regnum Quitense,) 
Humboldt el Bonpland. 

Caules dense caespitosi, erecti, versus apicem subramosi. Folia 
undique denseque imbricati, erecto-patentia, nigro-viridia, su- 
perne flavescentia, concava, lanceolata, in pilum longum dia- 
phanum subserrulatum attenuata, nervo evanescente instructa. 
Seta vix semiunciam longa, erecta. Capsula ovata, vel ob- 
longo-ovata, erecta, laevis, ore annulato. Calyptra mitriformis, 
basi subquinquefida., rarius lateraliter fissa (/. 6). Operculum 
subulatum, rectum, capsula paulo brevius. Peristoma denies 
16, lanceolati, integri, transversim striati, flavo-rubri. 

It must be confessed that this moss comes very near to our 
Grimmia ovata, though it is of a much larger size, and altoge- 
ther of a stouter habit. The main difference between them must 
however rest on the length of the operculum, which in the pre- 
sent plant is full three fourths of the length of its capsule. The 
calyptra, though a truly mitriform one, is sometimes seen to be 

so cleft on one side that it assumes the appearance of being di- 

Fig. 1, tuft of plants nat. size. Fig. 2, single plant. Fig. 3, 
leaves. Fig. 4, calyptrae. Fig. 5, portion of a capsule, showing 

the annulus. Fig. 6, operculum. Fig. 7, teeth of the peri- 


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Tab xxm. 


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Musci Exotici . — Humboldtiani 


Grimmia caule erecto csespitoso, foliis undique erecto- 
patentibus lanceolatis longe acuminatis incanis, seta 
areuata, capsula ovata leevi, operculo hemisphserico. 


(Tab. LXIII.) 

Hab. In frigidis Tobeccae et Islahuacce, altitudine 1330 hexapod. 
(Regnum Mexicanum) . Humboldt et Bonpland. 

Caule s dense caespitosi, erecti, versus apicem subramosi. Folia 


undique sublaxe imbricata, erecto- patentia, fusco-viridia vel 
lutea, superiora pallidiora, concava, lanceolata r in piltim Ion- 
gum incanum serrulatum attenuata, nervo evanescente; in- 
feriora breviora, obtusiuscula, concolora. Seta brevis, ar- 
cuata. Capsula ovata, annulata, flava. Operculum hemi- 
sphaericum, obtusum. Perislomii dentes 16, hie illic longitu- 
dinaliter perforata rubri, transversim striati. 



Much as the subject of the present plate resembles the moss 
last figured (Gr. longirostris) in its foliage, yet there is a very 
wide difference in their fructification, which in Gr. fusco-lutea 
is more like G. pulvinata, from which again the leaves are very 


Fig. 1, tufts nat. size. Fig. 2, single plant. Fig. 3, leaf. 
Fig. 4, capsule. Fig. 5, portion of a capsule with the teeth of 
the peristome and annulus, — magn. 

Musci Exotic i. — Memiesiani. 


Tnchostomum caule erecto ramoso, foliis late lanceolatis 
lateribus involutis, perichaetialibus lon°-e 

seta elongata, capsula oblonga, operculo subulato 

(Tab. LXIV.) 

D.Menzies, 1792 

Caules biunciales, erecti, caespitosi, valde ramosi. Folia obscure 
viridia, undique imbricata, patula, late lanceolata, concava, 
integerrima, lateribus insigniter involutis, nervo ad apicem fere 
attingente pcrcursa. Perichcetialia circa setam convoluta, 
ext. breviora, apice recurva, subnervosa, int. longissima, acu- 
minata, enervia, vaginata. Seta uncialis, flavescens. Cap- 
sula oblonga, cylindracea. Operculum subulatum, capsula 


an gust 

bus, transversim striatis, ad basin usque fissis. 

Trichostomum vaginatum has much of the habit of Tortula 
tortuosa, and still more of that of Tr. polyphyllum ; but from 
both it differs in the shape of the leaves and in the curious peri- 

Fig. 1, plants nat. size. Fig. 2, leaves. Fig. 3, perichaetium. 
Fig. 4, 5, leaves of ditto. Fig. 6, calyptra. Fig. 7, capsule. 
Fig. 8, teeth of peristome. — magjt. . 


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Polytrickum caule valde elongato subfastigiatim ramoso, 
foliis erectis lineari-subulatis rigidis, margine apicem 
versus solummodo parum involutis dorsoque scabris, 
setis numerosis, capsula ovato-cylindracea, operculo 
rostrato, calyptra pilosa. (Tab, LXV.) 

Hab. In devexo montis Quindiu, ad radices Ceroxyli a?idicoIce 9 
in temperatis usque ad altitudinem 1450 hexapodarum. Hum- 
boldt et Bonpland. 

Catilis spithamaeus vel etiam pedalis, crassus, rigidus, flexuosus, 
basin versus indivisus, radicibus parvis fibrosis instructus^ sur- 
sum subfastigiatim ramosus. Folia arete imbricata, erecta, 
intense fusca, lineari-subulata, rigida, basi vaginata, apice so- 
lummodo margine parum involuto dorsoque scabraj nervo 
totam superficiem folii occupante, striate Setie numerosa, 
terminates, sed ob caulis innovationes sapissime laterales, tri- 
unciales, crassiuscula, rubra. Calyptra pilosa, fusca. Cap- 


mice magnae, inclinata, ovato-cylindraceae, fusca. Operculum 
rostratum, curvatum, capsula duplo brevius. Peristomium 
ut in P. communi. 



This remarkable plant, which exceeds in size our P. commune, 
has an affinity in its ramification and the form of its capsules 

Ipinum, and in its leaves with P.juniperinum 

leaves, however, are plain at their margins, except just at the 
point, where, as well as at the back, they are slightly toothed. 

Fig. 1, plant. Fig. 2, calyptra, nat.size. Fig. 3, leaf. Fig. 4, 
apex of ditto. — magn. 

Musci Exotic i. — Humboldtiani 


Polytrkhum caule elongato subsimplici, foliis patentibus 
lanceolato-subulatis planis rigidis integerrimis, nervo 


latissimo, seta longissima, capsula ovato-tetragona, 
operculo rostro subreque longo. (Tab. LXVI.) 

Hab. In monte Quindiu, regione temperata. (Andes de Cundi- 
namara.) Humholdt et Bonpland. 

Caulis 3-4-polliearis, erectus, rigidus, simplex vel divisus. Folia 
arete imbricata, patentia, (siccitate erecta,) rigida, nigro-fus- 
ca, lanceolato-subulata, margine plana, omnino integerrima, 
nervo stricto totam partem folii occupante. Seta palmaris et 
ultra, flexuosa, flavo-rubra, ob caulis innovationes saepe late- 
ralis. Capsula erecta, vel demum horizontaliter inclinata, 
ovato-tetragona. Operculum longe rostratum, rostro capsulae 
subaeque longo, curvato. 

In the present species the leaves are remarkable in having the 
nerve occupying the entire breadth of the leaf, in the margins of 
the leaves being not in the least involute, nor at all serrated. 
The leaves are likewise more patent than in any other individual 
of the genus with which I am acquainted ; the fruitstalks are 
longer in proportion to the size of the plant, as is also the oper- 

Fig. 1, plants, nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, capsule and 
operculum. — magn. 


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Musci Exotici .—Memksiam. 


Bartramia caule elongato ramoso, foliis erectis e basi 
lanceolata longe subulatis serrulatis strictis, setis lon- 
giusculis erectis. (Tab. LXVII.) 

B. Menziesii. Turner in Ann. of Bot. v. 1. p. 525. 
t. 11./. 4. 

Ha.b. Iu plaga occidentali Americas septentrionalis. D. Menzies, 

Caules 3-4-pollicares, graciles^ erecti^ flexuosi> simplices vel sub- 
dichotomo-divisi, inferne tomento ferrugineo dense obsiti. 

Folia arete imbricata^ erecta^ appressa, stricta, flavo-viridia, e 
basi lanceolata longe subulata, apicem versus prsecipue serrata^ 


margine inferne recurvo, nervo angusto, distincto. Setae de- 
mum laterales, semiunciam longK, erectae. Capsula sphaerica. 
Neque operculum neque peristomium vidi. 

This very distinct species of Bartramia was named in honour 
of its discoverer, by Mr. Turner, in a most excellent paper on the 
genus, published in the first volume of the Annals of Botany. 
Hitherto it seems but little understood by the continental bo- 
tanists, Schwaegrichen only placing it among his doubtful or lit- 
tle known species, and observing that " habitu similis B. gra- 
cili" (B. CEderi.) From this latter, and indeed every other, 
this plant may be readily distinguished by its long slender stems, 
and appressed leaves which are broad at the base and lanceolate, 
and which terminate in a long narrow subulate point. 

Fig. 1, plants, nat. size 

Fig. 2, leaves.— magn. 

Musci Exotic i. — Humboldtianz 


Bartramia caule elongato ramoso, foliis patentibus Ion- 
gissimis subulatis flexuosis minute serratis, setis lon- 
giusculis. (Tab. LXVIII.) 


altitudine 1400 hexapod. Humboldt et Bonpland. 

Caulis 3-pollicaris et ultra, erectus, flexuosus, saepe ramosus. 
Folia sordide viridia, arete imbricata, patentia, longissime su- 
bulata, flexuosa, per totam fere marginem minute serrata, basi 


sula globosa, striata. Op, 


From all the hitherto known species of Bartramia the present 
may be easily distinguished by its very long, spreading, flexuose 
and subulate leaves. That to xvhich it most nearly approaches 
is the variety called crispa of B. pomiformis; but, independently 
of the greater length and narrowness of the leaves in the plant 
now under consideration, the nerve is by no means so distinct, 
vanishes upwards into the substance of the leaf, as in B. ithy- 

Its habit too resembles that of B. squarrosa of Turner, 



very strait and rigid leaves. 

%. 1, Plant, naU size. Fig. 2, leaf. Fig. 3, portion of do. 
Fig. 4, capsule.— magn. 

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Neckera caule erecto bipinnatim ramoso, foliis bifariis 
planis apice serratis basi nervosis, caulina oblonga, 
ramorum ovato-rotundata, seta brevi exserta, capsula 
ovato-cylindracea. (Tab. LXIX.) 

Hab, In insula Owhyhee. D. Menzies, 1793. 

Cculis palmaris et ultra, inferne repens, fusco-tomentosus, de- 
mum erectus, rigidus, basi simplex, foliis fere destitutes, parte 
superna pinnatim divisus, pinnis numerosis, inferioribus longi- 
oribus flexuosis similiter divisis, superioribus brevioribus sim- 
plieibus. Folia bifaria, horizontalia, verticalia, flavo-viridia, 
nitida, plana, acutiuscula, apice serrato-dentata, basi nervo 
brevi, caulina oblonga, reliqtta ovato-rotundata. Perichce- 
tialia squarrosa, lanceolata, flexuosa, integerrima. Setce 
plures in caule et ramis, bilineares, flexuosae. Capsula ovato- 
cylindracea, rufo-fusca, erect a. Peristomium flavum ; dentes 
exL graciles; inl. perforati, basi membrana reticulata imiti. 


ristome, which, according to the characters laid down by Hed- 
wifc should constitute it a Leskea. I cannot, however, resolve 
on separating it from a genus in which A T . planifoUa> \vhich it so 
very strongly resembles, is placed j of which latter species it may 
also be observed, that it possesses, in common with the subject 
of the present plate, the membrane uniting together all the inte- 
rior teeth of the peristome. This is a very stately plant, having 
upright stems, bare of branches at the base, and thickly clothed 
above with bipinnated ones, which, as well as the leaves, are all 
regularly bifarious. Those of the main stems are strikingly like 
the leaves of N. pennatu, while those growing on the branches are 
nearly orbicular. 

Fig. 1, plant, nat. size. Fig. 2, leaf of the stem. Fig. 3, 
.littoofabranch. Fig. 4, perichaetium and capsule. Fig.5,pe- 
richajtial leaf. Fig. 6, outer peristome. Fig. 



M u s c i Exotic i. — Men 


Jimgermannia caule elongato repente, sub-bipinru 
ramoso, foliis distichis horizontalibus inaequalitet 
lobis conduplicatis integerrimis, lobis rotundatis ; 
tis, lobulis bifidis minutis, segmento uno clavifoi 
saccato, altera oblongo, stipulis quadrifidis mar^ 
revolutis integerrimis, ramorum segmentis duobus 
viforniibus saccatis, calyce axillari folioso, foliis ii 
gerrimis. (Tab. LXX.) 



Caulis 3-4-pollicariset ultra, repens, flexuosus, pinnatim divisus, 
pinnis horizontalibus, brevibus, simplicibus vel subpinnatis. 
Folia arete imbricata, horizontal, disticha, fusco-flavescentia, 

seu majoribus rotundatis, spinulo terminatis, injerioribus seu 

lobulis, multo minoribus, bifidis, segmento uno saceato-cla- 
viformi, altero oblongo, margine recurvo. Stipnlw magnae, 
quadrifida*, segmentis marginibus reflexis, ramorum duobus in- 
terioribus saccato-claviformibus, caultum omnibus similibus. 
PerichcBtialia calycem omnino obtegentia parva oblonga inte- 
gerrima. Calyx axillaris, ovatus. 

The present curious plant belongs to the same division of the 
genus as J. dilalata and J. Tamarisci; like them having the lo- 
bule of the leaf or auricle terminated, at least on one of its seg- 
ments, by a clubshaped vesicle. Here indeed these appendages 
are not confined to the leaf, for there are two on the middle seg- 
ments of the stipule, and the whole underside of the plant has a 
most singular appearance from the number and regularity of the 
vesicles. The calyx, however, differs remarkably from J. dilalata, 
and the rest of its affinities, and more nearly' resembles that of 
J.jimiperina, being altogether covered by leaf-like scales. 

Fig 1, plant, not. Hz*. Fig. 2, portion of the plant, with 
young fructification. Fig. 3, underside of a leaf. Fig. 4, stipule 
from the branches. Fig. 5, stipule from the main stem. Fife <>, 
calyx, cut open, showing the germen.— magn. 

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Jungermannia caule elongato repente bipinnatim ra- 
moso ; foliis distichis, horizontalibus insequaliter bi- 
lobis conduplicatis ciliato-spinosis, lobis rotundatis, 
lobulis bifidis minutis, segmento uno claviformi sae- 
cato, altero bi- trifido, stipulis quadrifidis ciliato-laci- 
niatis, ramorum segmentis duobus claviformibus sac- 
catis, calyceaxillarifolioso, foliis ciliatis. (Tab.LXXL) 


IIab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 
D. MenzieSy 1791- " 

Caulis 6-4-pollicaris, repens, flexuosus, pinnatim divisus, pinnis 
horizontalibus brevibus iterum pinnatis, ramulis plerumque 
simplicibus. Folia arete imbricata, horizontal, disticha, 
fuscescentia, inasqualiter biloba, ciiiato-spinosa, lobis condu- 



minoribus, bifidis, segmento unico saccato-claviformi, intus 
spinigero, altero caulium oblongo, ciliato-spinoso, ramorum 
bi- trifido. Stipules majuscula?, quadrifidae, in caulium seg- 
mentis omnibus lanceolatis, spinoso-dentatis, ramorum duo- 
bus lateralibus trifidis, duobus interioribus saceatis, clavatis, 
intus spinigeris. Perichcstialia calycem obtegentia, oblonga, 
ciliata. Calyx axillaris, ovatus, apice quadrifidus. Seta vix 
calvcem excedens. Capmla ovata, quadrifida. 

In the last plate (Tab. LXX.) was given a Juugermanma 
which, like the present figure, had saccate or hollow claviform 
appendages, both upon the lesser lobe of the leaves and upon the 
stipules There is also a considerable resemblance in the two 
plants in the colour, the general ramification, the foliaceous ca- 
lyx and the quadrifid stipules. J. paipebrifoha nevertheless diftei . 
from J. clavioera in the beautifully ciliated margins of the leaves, 
of the cauline stipules, and of the foliaceous scales of the calyx. 

r» i ~l.«t mat size Fig. 2, portion of the plant, with fruc- 
Fig. 1, plant, nat. size, rig , y branch. 

tificatiou Fiff. 3, cauhne leaf. rig. % ' edl -. - 

tincauon. ri v ' v . fi etinule from a branch, rig./, 

F ? 5 cauhne stipule, rig. o, supmc «.u 
rig.o, wuu r claviform appendage, rig. y, calyx 

portion of a leaf. rig. s, cwvuu ir o_ 
• dissected, showing the capsule and fruitrfalk.-mV'- 


Musci Exotic i. 





Jungermarmia caudice compresso lineari pubescente 
frontlihus alternis ovatis bipinnatis, pinnis angustis 

iribus glabris, nervo crasso, fructu 


nullo,.' corolla linean-oblonga carnosa. (Tab. LXXII.) 

II.\b. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 
D.Menzies, 1791. 

Caudex repens vel procumbens, 3-6-pollicaris, linearis, flexu- 
osus, compresso-planus, ubique pubescens, fuscus. Frondes 
numerosae, alternae, distichae, patentes, rarius uno latere spec- 
tantes, ovatae, bipinnatae, fuscae, pinnis linearibus, angustis, ob- 
tusis, carnoso-membranaceis, minute reticularis, integerrimis, 
glabris, nervo crasso, intensiore fusco. Calyx nullus ? Corolla 
luieari-oblonga, subcurvata, carnosa, bic i'llic corporibus pis- 
tillifonuibus obsita. 

The first aspect of the plant now under consideration induced 
me to believe it not specifically different from the J.fucoides of 
Swartz, which name is equally applicable to the present species, 
as it bears, both in texture and ramification, a great resemblance 
to the Fucus cristalus y of Turner. But a more careful inspec- 
tion, with a view to the drawing and description, satisfied me 
that t had fallen into an error; for not only are tbe segments of 
the fronds narrower,— with nevertheless a broader nerve, which 
gives to the whole plant a more carnose appearance,—but, what 
is a more important character, the caudex (or rachis of Swartz) 
which in J.fucoides is smooth, may in this species be observed 
to be covered on both sides with a short, brownish or ash- 
coloured pubescence, very apparent under a magnifying lens. 

In those pubescent Jungermanma whose foliaceous branches, 
it I may thus express myself, arise from a trunk of a different or 
nrmer texture, as is the case in J.Jalellaia, J. trichomanis, and 
the present species, I fi„d the structure so very similar to that of 
many mdmduals of the f er n tribe, that I cannot do better than 
employ the same terms for different parts of tbe plant as are 
adopted by Willdenow, in his volume on the Ferns in tbe 

Species Plantarum. 

Fig. 1, plants, nat. size. 
caudex. Fig. 3, segment of a tVond. 
voung capsule.— ma<zn. 

Fi J?' 2 > fr onds, and portion of the 

Fig. 4, corolla. Fig. 5, 

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Trichostomum caule erecto ramoso, foliis lanceolatis te- 
nuiter acuminatis, perichsetialibus longe vaginatis, seta 
elongata, capsula oblonga. (Tab. LXXIII.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 
D. Menzies, 1791. 

Caules sesquipollicares, caespitosi, erecti, ratnosi. Folia obscure 
sed luteo-viridia, undique imbricata, erecto-patentia, lanceo- 
lata, tenuiter acuminata, subcanaliculata, nervo ad apicem 
usque attingente percursa. Perickcetialia circa setam arete 
convoluta,exf.breviora, omnia oblonga, nervosa, nervo in acu- 
men longum augustum desinente. Capsula oblongo-cylindra- 
eea. Operculum, calyptra atque peristomium desunt.. 

It is onlv from the close analogy of this plant to Trichostomum 
vaginatum, figured at tab. 64, that I am induced to place it in 
that genus; for not only are my specimens destitute of a perfect 
peristome, but also of the calyptra and operculum. So nearly 
indeed are the two species allied that an inexperienced eye might, 
on their first aspect, judge them to be the same. In the subject 
of the present plate the leaves when carefully examined will be 
found to be never involute at their margins, also to be much 
longer, and very gradually acuminated >, and the latter character 
is remarkable in the perichaetial leaves. 

Fig. 1, plant, not. size. Fig. 2, 2, leaves. Fig. 3, perichaetium. 
Fig. 4, perichaetial leaf. Fig. 5, capsule.-^*. 

Musci Exotici .- — Afemiesiani. 


Hypnum caule repente inferne denudato, ramis erectis 
pinnatim ramosis, foliis undique imbricatis erectis 
ovato-ellipticisacuminatis serratis, nervo ultra medium 
evanescente, seta breviuscula, capsula ovata cernua. 

(Tab. LXXIV.) 

Hab. In plaga occidental! Americse occidentalis. JD. Mefizies, 


Caulis repens, flexuosus, inferne denudatus, superne ramosus, 
atque hie illie stolonifer, stolonibus folioso-squamosis, radican- 
tibus, ramis numerosis, brevibus, erectis, simplicibus vel pin- 
natim divisis, attenuatis. Folia lutescente-viridia, nitida, 
erecta, appressa, undique imbricata, ovata, vel ovato-elliptica, 
attenuata, serrata, terminalia magis attenuata, omnia sub- 
striata, nervo supra medium evanescente instructa. Perkhce- 
tialia squarrosa, tenuiter acuminata, fere enervia, subinteger- 
rima. Seta vix unciam longa, subcurvata, laevis. Capsula 
ovata, cernua, fusca. Peristomiurn flavum,ut in Hypni genere. 



from the former it will be found to differ in the more acuminated 
and far more serrated leaves ; from the latter in the broader and 
more elliptical ones j and from both in the drooping capsule and 
much larger size of the whole plant. Like the species just men- 
tioned, Mr. Menzies also observes of this, that it grows suspended 



coast of America. 

Fig/1, plant, nat. size. Fig. 2, leaves. Fig. 3, 3, leaves. 
Fig. 4, perichaetium, fruitstalk, and capsule. Fig. 5, teeth of outer 

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Musci Exotici . — Menziesiani. 


Polytrichum caule brevi simplici, foliis patentibus Ian- 


ceolatis obtusis subflexuosis canaliculars integerrimis, 
nervo subangusto lamellato, capsula ovata, operculo 
longe-subulato. (Tab. LXXV.) 

Hab, In sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 
D. Menzies, 1791. 

Caules csespitosi, semipollicares, simplices, erectly rigidi. Folia 
sublaxe imbricata, patentia, nigro-fusca, carnoso-membrana- 
cea, subflexuosa, lanceolata, obtusa, canaliculata, omnino in- 
tegerrima, nervo satis angusto, e lamellis longitudinalibus 
4 v. 5. Seta pro ratione plantae longa, bipollicaris et ultra, 
rubra, superne flavescens. Capsula exacte ovata. Operculum 
longe-subulatum, capsula paulo brevius, subobliquum. Peristo- 
mium dentibus triginta duo, ad apicem membrana horizontali 
pallide flavescente connexis. Calyptram non vidi. 

I regret much the not possessing the calyptra of this species, 
which in its leaves comes nearest perhaps to Polytrichum hercy- 
nicum, but in other particulars is very different. Indeed its quite 
entire leaves, (of which the texture is like that of the last-men- 
tioned species and P. undulatum and angustatum,) together with 
the narrow nerve, exactly ovate capsule and subulate lid, will 
keep it distinct from any other with which I am acquainted. 

Fig. 1, 1, plants, nat. size. Fig. 2, 2, leaves. Fig. 3, capsule 


and lid. Fig. 4, peristome.— magn. 

Musci Exotici . — Richardiani. 


Didymodon ? caule subelongato simplici, foliis ligulatis 
reticularis integerrimis, nervo sub summum apicem 
evanescente, seta breviuscula, capsula cylindracea 
operculo conico. (Tab. LXXVI.) ' 

Hab. In insulis Antillarum. Prof. Richard, E S u Dominici 

insula communicavit D. Coulon. 

Caules caespitosi, vix unciam longi, simplices vel per innovatio- 
nem nunc divisi > graeiles, rubescentes, erecti. Folia laxe im- 
bricata, erecto-patentia, ligulata, obtusa, parum concava, sub- 
undulata, tenerrima, laxe reticulata, margine omnino integer- 
rima, nervo sub summum apicem evanescente instructa. Seta 
terminals, vel ob innovationem lateralis, 3-4-linearis, flavo- 
rufa. 6 T apsttZ# elongato-cylindracea, flavo-rufa, erecta, stricta. 

Operculum e? 


The teeth of my specimen of this moss are too imperfect to allow- 
me to ascertain decidedly whether it belongs to the genus Didy- 
modon, — yet I think that it is certainly a species either of that or of 
the genus Weissia,— but to whichever of these it be referred, there 
can be no doubt of its being entirely distinct from any hitherto 
described plant : and from the similarity of its leaves to those, of 
some species of Splachnum I have derived its trivial name. I 
have received specimens of this plant both from the learned Pro- 
fessor Richard of Paris, and from M. Coulon of Neufchatel, a 
gentleman to whom I am indebted for many interesting crypto- 
gamic subjects from the West Indies. 

Fig. 1, tuft of plants, nat. size. Fig. 2, single plant. Fig. 3, 
leaf. Fig. 4, capsule. Fig. 5, operculum.— magn. 

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suberecta ovato-cvlindi 

Hypnum caule erecto ramoso, foliis undique imbricatis 
erecto-patentibus flexuosis siccitate tortuosis lineari- 
lanceolatis, marginibus serratis, nervo attingente, cap- 

icea. (Tab . LXX VII . ) 

Hab, Staten Land prope Cape Horn. D. Menzies, 17S7. 

Caules bi-tripollicares, erecti, flexuosi, basi ferrugineo-tomentosi, 
superne ramosi, ramis subfastigiatis paululum curvatis. Folia 
undique imbrieata, lurido-viridia, erecto-patentia, flexuosa > 
lineari-lanceolata, paululum carinata, marginata, serrata, sic- 
citate crispata, nervo dorso serrato, valido, ad apicem attin- 
gente percursa. Perichcetwlia nervosa, ovata, longe acumi- 
nata, acumine flexuoso, serrato. Seta sub-bipollicaris, erecta, 






Two other individuals of tlie genus Hypnum (H.basilaremd 
spinij'orme) have the same remarkable upright and Bryum-like 
mode of growth as the present species, which differs from the 
former in its having leaves which are narrower and marginated, 
and not at all bifarious, and in its nearly erect capsules, and which 
may be immediately distinguished from the latter by its almost 
erect, less rigid and broader leaves, and by the insertion of the 
fruitstalk, which, while it is in the present plant at the origin of 
the branches, is in H. spimforme at the very base of the plant, 
among the roots. Authors have described H. spiniforme as 
having distichous leaves, which is not the casein my specimens j 
so that it and H. mnhides will rank in the same division of the 
genus, and ought to be placed close to each other. 

Fig. 1, 1, plants, nat. size 

Fig. 2, 2, leaves. Fig. 3, ex- 

tremity of a leaf. . Fig. 4, perichretial leaf. Fig. 5, capsule. 

7, teeth of inner do. — magn. 

Musci Exotici . — Menziesiani . 


Jungerniannia caule elongato erecto subsimplici squa- 
moso, foliis densissime imbricatis distichis squarrosis 
subquadratis undulatis, bilobis, lobis cuspidatis inte- 
gerrimis vel unidentatis, stipulis magnis bifidis seg- 



J. squarrosa. 

Hab. In sinu Dusky Bay dicto. 



Menz . MSS, 

Menzies. 1787 

Caulis palmar is, erectus, flexuosus, rigidus, squamosus, squamis 
per innovationeni divisus. Folia fuseo-lutescentia, densissime 
imbricata, disticha, squarrosa, semiamplexicaulia, late qua- 
drata, umlulata, biloba, lobis subinsequalibus patentibus cuspi- 
datis integerriuiis vel basi hinc spinoso-dentatis. Substan- 
tia compacta, reticulis minutis. Stipulce foliis duplo minores, 
late ovatae, bifida?, segmentis ovatis, cuspidatis, margine laci- 

■ . -_ _ ._. 



So very thickly are the leaves and stipules crowded upon the 
stems of this plant, that it is not without great difficulty that 

their real structure is discoverable. It differs in many particulars 

from any species hitherto described, but comes nearest to one 
figured in the next plate from the Isle de Bourbon, and will pro- 
bably rank in the same division with J. trilobata. I have already 
noticed as being squamose, the stems of another Jungerniannia 

(J. lamellata), though they are not so much so as in the present 

Fig. 1, plants, nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of stem, leaves and 
st,pules, seen from behind. Fig. 3, upper side of a portion of , 
the stem and leaves. Fig. 4, stipule. Fig. 5, leaf. Fig. 6, cau- 

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Musci Exotici . — Richardtanu 


Jungermannia caule elongato erecto subsimplici squa 
moso, foliis densissime imbricatis disticliis squarroso 
recurvis bifidis, segmentis ovatis cuspidatis ciliato-spi 

nosis, stipulis bifidis segmentis 


(Tab. LXXIX.) 


terminali oblong 


J. fimbriata. Rich. MSS. 

Hab. In Insula Borboniae. Prof. Richard. 

Cat/ Us 3-4-pollicaris, erectus, flexuosus, rigidus, squamosus, 
squamis parvis angustis laciniatis, simplex vel prope apicem 
per innovationem divisus. Folia fusco-lutescentia, densissime 
imbricata, disticha, squarrosa, semiamplexicaulia, undulata, 
late ovata, bifida, segmentis aequalibus plerumque recurvis, 
cuspidato-acuminatis, marginibus recurvis elegantissime ci- 
liato-spinosis. Substantia compacta, reticulis minutis. 5/i- 

pulce mi ^ 

minatis, marginibus recurvis, ciliato-spinosis. Calyx termi- 
nals, vel per innovationem caulis lateralis, oblongus, plicatus. 

This and the immediately preceding species of Jungermannia 
(J. squarrosa), though coming from very different parts of the 
world and from totally different climates, have nevertheless a 
very great affinity with each other in the mode of growth, colour, 
the scaly stalk, the texture, and the general form and direction of 
the leaves and stipules. The principal points of distinction be- 
tween them will be found to be the much smaller size of J. Jim- 
briala, and its having the leaves and stipules narrower and 
more deeply cleft, with their segments recurved and their margins 

most beautifully ciliated. 

Fig. J, plants, nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of the stem with 
leaves and stipules, upper side. Fig. 3, stipule on the stem. 
Fig. 4, leaf. Fig. 5, stipule removed from the stem. Fig. 6. cau- 
liue scales. — magn. 

Musci Exotici . — Menziesiani. 


Jungcrmannia cauleerectopinnatim ramoso, ramis pen 
dulis capillaribus, foliis distantibus oblongo-quadratis 

pulisque lato-quad 


planis quadrifidis 

J. sertularioides 

Menz. MSS. 

IIab. la sinu Dusky Bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 
D. Menzies. Ex Insula Guadaloupe miserunt Prof. O. Stvartz 
et D. Paliiot de Beauvois. 

Caulis palmaris, erectus, flexuosus, rigidus, pinnatim ramosus, 

.ramis distichis, raro secundis iterum divisis, capillaribus de- 

flexis. Folia minutissima, fusco-viridia, distantia, appressa, 

plana vel superne subconvexa, oblongo-quadrata, quadrifida, 

Substantia reticulata, areolis 

segmentis angiitis strictis. 

parvis, rotunda to- quadrntis. Stipulce foliis minores lato-qua- 

dratae, quadvifidae, segmentis brevibus rectis angustis. Fructifi 
catlo ignota. 

At lAB. La, of this work is given a Jungcrmannia, (J. pen- 
dulina) which is only to be distinguished from J. reptans by the 
different mode of growth and ramification. The present plant 
altogether resembles that in its size, mode of growth, and rami- 
fication ; yet the extreme minuteness of the leaves and stipules, 
and the distance at which these are placed from one another are 
so striking, that none would perhaps hesitate at first sight in pro- 
nouncing it distinct. But when these differences are pointed out, 
(and they are very constant in all the specimens which I possess,) 
nearly all that can afford marks of discrimination between the pre- 



leaves of the former to a high power of the microseope, they will 


minuteness, their more quadrate figure and nearly plane surface. 

The specimens which I have received from Guadaloupe are 
smaller, and of a paler and yellower green, but are like those of 
Mr. Menzies in every other particular. 

Fig. 1, J. microphylla, nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of a branch. 
Fig. 3, upper side of a portion of the branch . Fig. 4, under side 
of ditto. Fig. 5, leaf. Fig. 6, stipule.— magn. 

by some authors to J. tetacea. 

name, if it had 



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Musci Exotic i. — Menziesiani. 


Polytrichum, caule simplici, foliis arete imbricatis ovatis 
concavis integerrimis, nervo crasso lamellato, capsula . 
late ovata cernua, calyptra laevi. (Tab.LXXXI.) 

P. laevigatum. JValiL FL Lapp. p. 349. 

P. glabratum. JVahL MSS. — Mackenzie s Iceland \ 

p. 434. 

Catharinea glabrata. 

Hook. Tour in Iceland, vol. 1. 

p. 24. 

Hab. In nuda arena riparia aprica fluminis Muconio, prope pa- 
gum Muconio superiorem et Ketkes-servando, Lapponiae sylva- 
ticae Tornensis, frequentissirne. IVahU L c. — Locis sterilibus 

Radix densissime tomentosa. Catties caespitosi, bi-trilineares, 
simplices, curvuli. Folia arete imbricata, erecta, appressa, 
pallide fusco-viridia, v. lutescentia, ovata, concava, subcar- 
nosa,omnino integerrima, nervo lato intus insigniter lamellato, 
lamellis undulatis. Perichcetialia reliquis minora, angustiora, 
fuscescentia. Seta crassiuscula, subtrilinearis, flexuosa, rufo- 
fusca. Capsula rufo-fusca, late ovata, horizontaliter inclinata. 
Calyptra omnino pilis destituta. 

P. Icevigatum affords an excellent specimen of the curiously 
lamellated nerve of the leaf, which in a greater or less degree is 
common to all the species of the genus which have come under 
my observation. Wahlenberg, its first and indeed only describer, 
mentions the back of the leaf as having this appearance, if I un- 
derstand his words rightly, "foliorum dorsum undulatim dila- 
tatur 3 " which is not the case with my specimens ; yet there can, 
I think, be no doubt as to the identity of the plant. Schwae- 
grichen has quoted it, though doubtfully, under the P. Icevigatum 
of Bridcl, which has leaves that are marginate and serrulate, and 
with which it can therefore have no affinity. 

Fig. 1, tuft of plants, nat. size. Fig. 2, the same, magn. 
Fig. 3, leaf. Fig. 4, section of a leaf to show the structure of 
the nerve. Fig. 5, perichaetial leaf. — magn. 

Musci Exotic i.—Richardiani. 





distichis insequalibus falcatis acinaciformibus 


minali, capsula ovato-pyrifor 

Fissidens falcifol 

(Tab. LXXXII.) 

Schwaegr. Suppl. v. 2. p 

Thuillier, arboribus innatum. 


In Hispaniola 

Plant a valde singularis et vix rite hujusce generis. Caulis vix 
unciam langa, erecta, flexuosa, ramosa. Folia perpulchra, 
aureo-flava, nitidissima, caulis duobus lateribus inserta, verti- 
calia, exacte disticha, plana, falciformia, integerrima, apice 
acuta, nervo arguto, fusco, propre marginem inferiorem, per- 
cursa. Perichcetialia angustiora r minus falcata, basi concava. 
Seta terminalis, subuncialis, flexuosa, rufa. Capsula rufo- 
fusca, ovato-pyriformis, erecta. Operculum conicum, subob- 
tusum. Calyplram Peristomiumque non vidi. 

I am indebted to the learned Professor Richard of Paris for 
specimens of this most remarkable and beautiful moss, whose 
habit at first sight certainly resembles those species of Dicranum 
which Hedwig and most of his followers have called Fissideus^ 
and 111 that genus Schwaegrichen has already placed it : He' 
however, appears to have been equally unfortunate with myself 
m not being able to describe the Peristomium. Besides" the- 
curious form of the leaf, much more scymitar-shaped than that 


' ^-«**.jg peculiarity in tn( 

winch m most mosses is placed in the centre of the leaf, „„„„ 
here ,, runs close along the lo»er margin ; in this respect .p. 
proaching the - * ■ - • ---* * - - - - - r p 


wanting the dilated and conduplicate base. Here too, unlike the 
species of that genus, the leaves spring alternately from the 
anterior and posterior sides of the stem. 

Fig. 1, plant, not. size. Fig. 2, single plant. Fig. 3, portion 
of a stem with leaves. Fig. 4, single leaf Pi, K 7 \ 

ditto.-**™. 5 ' S lGaf - * F, Z- 5 > Pench«tial 


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Muse i Exotic r. 



Hypnum caule breviusculo vage bipinnatim ramoso, fc~ 
liis undique imbricatis ovato-lanceolatis acuminatis 
obscure serrulatis enervibus, capsula ovato-cylindra- 
cea, erecta, operculo rostrato. (Tab. LXXXIIL) 

Hab. In crepidinibus Andium inter Tulcan et Quito. Hum- 
boldt et Bonpland, 

Caules Iaxe caespitosi, sesquiunciales, vage bipinnatim ramosi, 
ramulis plerumque brevibus obtusis. Folia undique imbricata, 
erecto-patentia, flavo-viridia, ovato-lanceolata, acuminata, 
parum concava, obscure serrulata, omnino enervia. Perkhce- 
tialia his simillima sed angustiora, interiora magis acuminata. 
Seta? numerosee, breviusculae. Capsula intense fusca, ovato- 
cylindraeea, erecta vel leviterinclinata. Operculum rostratum, 
rostro curvato. 

This is a small and obscure species, having no striking character 
by which it may be readily distinguished from its numerous con- 
geners, yet not exactly agreeing with any one hitherto published. 
It is probably a Leskea, judging at least from its erect capsule 
which is so common in that genus y but although my specimens 
possess capsules with peristomes, yet this part is so minute and 
so extremely fragile that I am unable to satisfy myself as to the 
true structure of its inner teeth. 

Fig. 1, plants, nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of a plant. Fig. 3, 
leaves. Fig. 4, perichaetial leaf. Fig. 5, inner ditto. Fig. 6, 
cap sule . Fig. 7, operculum . — mag.n . 

Musci Exotic i. — Humboldtiani. 


ffypnum caule elongato repente pinnatim ramoso, foliis 
patentibus late-ovatis acuminatis serratis enervibus, 
seta elongata, capsula ovato-cylindracea cernua, oper- 

culo rostrato. 

(Tab. LXXXIV.) 

Hab. Vallis de Aragua (Prov. Venezuel) America meridionali, 
Humboldt et Bonpland. 

Caules laxc cajspitosi, repentes, pinnatim ramosi, ramis distanti- 
bus plcrumque brevibus, simplicibus. Folia Jaxe imbricata, 
patentia, pallida viridia, late ovata, concava, subbreviacumi- 
nata, subplicata, serrulata, omnino enervia. Perkhcetialia 
squamosa, lineari-lanceolata, flexuosa. Seta sesquiuncialis, 
-erecta, gracilis, flavo-rufescens. Capsula ovato-cylindracea, 

Operculum rostratum, 

horizontaliter cernua, viridi-fusca. 

flavo-rufescens, rostro brevi. Peristomium longum, dent, ut 
in Hypno, 

Tbe distantly placed branches, the regularly patent leaves, the 
long slender fruitstalks and pale green colour of the whole plant, 
£ive to this little moss rather an elegant appearance, whence I 
have derived its specific name. Inhabit it comes nearest to some 
*>f the straggling varieties of H. pr&longum, but in the shape and 
direction of the leaves and their being destitute of a nerve it will 
be found to approach H. patens, Tab. LVI . of this work. It is 

altogether very different from any other species I am acquainted 

Fig. 1, plant, not. size. Fig. 2, portion of a leaf. Fig. 3, leaves. 
Fig. 4, perichaetium. Fig. 5, pericytial leaf. Fig. 6, capsule. 
Jig. 7. outer peristome. Fig. 8, inner ditto.— maen. 





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Musci Exotic r. — Swartziam. 


Jungcrmannia caudice compresso lmeari glabro, frondi- 
bus alternis ovatis subbipinnatis, pinnis Iatiusculis li- 
nearibus, nervo subangusto (fructu axillari, corolla 
tereti longiusculo carnoso Sw\). (Tab. LXXXV.) 

J. fucoides. Sivartz Fl. hid. Occ. p. 1872. 

Hab. Inter muscos indepressis umbrosis montium altissimorum 




ber. Frondes subdistantes, alternae, rarius opposite, distichae ' 
vel ad unum latus spectantes, patentes, circumscriptione ovatae, 
pinnatae, nunc iterumque divisae, fusco-rufescentes, pinnis li- 
nearibus, Iatiusculis, apice obtusis, membranaceis, evidentis- 
sime reticularis, integerrimis, glabris, nervo satis angusto in- 
tension fusco, glabro praeditae ; siccitate curvulae. Fructifica- 
tiones non vidi, sed secundum eel. Swartz " axillares, quasr 
dorsales, antrorsum recurvae, solitariae. Perianthium teres, 
longiusculum, carnosum, nudum, basi vix ciliatum, curvum. 
Seta erectaj semiuncialis, alba, crassiuscula. Capsula ob~ 
longa, atropurpurea. Valvule? obtusae." Sw. L c 

It is with much pleasure that I acknowledge the kindness of 
Professor Swartz, who has enabled me to publish this species 
which in so many particulars agrees with the Jungermannia 
eriocaula. (Tab. LXXII.) In addition to the differences be- 
tween them there noticed, I may add that J. fucoides has the 
fronds (pinnae of Swartz) more distantly placed, their divisions 
far less numerous, more patent, broader, more decidedly reticu- 
lated, of a browner colour inclining to reddish, of a thinner tex- 
ture, and having a nerve much narrower in proportion to the dia- 
meter of the segments. 

Fig. 1, 1, 1, plants, nol. size. Fig. 2, portion of the caudex 




Musci Exotici . — Thouar slant . 


Jungermannia caule repente ramoso, ramis erectis, fo- 

liis exacte distichis arete imbricatis horizontalibus 

oblongo-ovatis planis, basi insigniter decurrentibus 

omnino integerrimis. (Tab. LXXXVI.) 

J. repanda. Sehwaegr. Hist, Muse. Hep. Prodr. 
p. 26. 

Hab. In insula Francis. D. Du Petit Thouars. 


Caulis repens filiformis fohis plerumque destitutes, ramosus, ra- 
mis bi-triuncialibus erectis, iterum ramosis, ramulis plerumque 
patentibus, attenuatis. Folia obscure viridia arete bifariam 
imbricata exacte distieha, verticalia, horizontaliter patentia, 
plana, ovato-oblonga, omnino integerrima, basi inferna insig- 
niter decurrentia, superna subemarginata et undulata. Sub- 
stantia minutissime reticulata. 

This species undoubtedly belongs to the same natural family 

splenioides, J. spinulosa 


from all in the quite entire margins of the leaves, but most re- 

plant. The fructification is unfor- 

tunately unknown. 


dentatis," but in all my specimens I have observed that the 

leaves are entire. 

Fi g- 1* 1, plants, nat. size. Fig. 2, upper portion of a stem 
and leaves. Fig. 3, under ditto. Fig. 4, leaf. —magn. 



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Musci Exotici.— Thouarsiani. 



Jungermanma stipitata, frondibus oblongis dichotomis 
nervosis, marginatis denticulatis, apice longissime at- 

tenuata radicante. 

(Tab. LXXXVII.) 

J. rhizobola. Schwaegr. Muse. Hep. Prodr. p. 31. 

Hab. In insula Borbonw. D. du Petit Thouars. 

Stipes semiuncialis, filiformis, subcompressus, flavescens. Frons 
ovato-oblonga, membranacea, pulcherrime reticulata, pallide 
vireseens, pellucida, rarius simplex plerurnque dithotome 
divisa, undulata, margine incrassata, dentato-serrata, denticu- 
lis distantibus, obtusa, vel plerurnque in apicem filiformem ra- 
dicantem stipiti omnino simillimam sed multo longiorem atte- 
nuata, nervo satis angusto, viridi percursa, 

This remarkable plant, of which the specimens so liberally com- 
municated to me by its discoverer, possess, I regret to say, no 
fructification, will rank, so far as can be ascertained by habit, with 
J. Lyellii, J. hibernka, J. Jlabellata, and J. Hymenophyllum : 
differing from all, however, in the thicker margins of the fronds, 
and especially in the curiously lengthened extremities of the apices, 
which strike root into the ground, and are scarcely to be distin- 





seems clearly already to have described this species in his Muse, 
HepaL Prodromus, applying to it there the name rhizolioh, 
though without mentioning by whom it was discovered. 

Fig. 1, plants, nat. size. Fig. 2, single plant.— magn. 

Musci Exotic i. — Sivartziani. 

Jimgermannia caule erecto dichotomo, foliis distiehis 


dis subrotund 

subconduplicatis spi 

dentatis apice emarginatis, stipulis magnis rotundatis 
convexis spinuloso-dentatis apice emarginatis, calyce 
cylindraceo ore dentato . (Tab . LXXX VIII. ) 
serrulate. Swartz Fl. Ind. Occ.p. 1854. Schwaegr ~ 
Hist. Muse. Hep. Prodr.^. 19. 
J. Aubertii. Schwaegr. Hist. Muse. Hep. Prodr.?. 19. 

Hab. Jn suhhumidis umbrosis montium altissimorum Jamaica?; 



D. Aubert du Petit Thouars 



lutescentia, horizontalia, concava, atque lateribus incurvis ut 
fere conduplicata, subrotunda, subundulatis, marginibus spi- 
nuloso-dentatis, dentibus distantibus inaequalibus, apice emar- 
ginatis; substantia compacta, reticuli areolis minutis ro- 



spinoso-dentatae,apice emarginatae. Perichatialia reliquis si- 
milia, sed marginibus ciliato-spinosis. Calyx terminals ob- 
longus, cylindraceus, apice parum plicatus, ore lacerato, laci- 
nus denticulatis. 

Schwaegrichen has described the leaves of this Jungermannu* 
•as quadnfid, though in my specimens thev are usually emargi- 
nate ; but it often happens that near the apices of the segments 
tnere arise tooth-like processes so large that the extremity may 
be centered tri- or quadrifid, or more properlv, perhaps, tril 
or quadn-dentate. OU.Aulertii Schwaegr. I havereceived spe- 
cimens from Du Petit Thouars himself, and have no hesitation 
m saying it ,a the same as Swartz's J.serrulata, having the leave*, 
however, somewhat less toothed. 

Fig. ], ], p l antS) naL siz£m F . 2 
eaves, superior side. Fig. 3/ ditto, inferior side. Fig. 4, 5, 

™, F,g. 6, stipu | e . Fig. 7 . perichatial leaf. Fig* 8, cal 

ij?Xa — magn % - ° 7 

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Jungermannia caule subrepente, ramis erectis attenu- 
ates insigniter falcatis, foliis erectis bifariis appressis 
rotundatis denticulatis, calyce laterali ex inferna parte 
caulis oblonga car nosa, basi squamosa, seta longissima. 

(Tab. LXXXIX.) 


HalB. In slnu Dusky bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiatrw 
D. MenzieSy 1791* 

Caulis procumbensj rigidus, nigro-fuscus, nudus. Rami erecti, 
flexuosi, rigidi, attenuati, dichotome divisi, versus apicem prae- 
cipue insigniter incurvati. Folia luride viridia, subnitida, bifa- 
riam imbricata, erecta, subopposita, cauli appressa, rotundata, 
plana, ad apicem denticulata, superiora sensim minora, atque 
magis ovata. Calyx lateralis, ex inferna parte caulis, oblon- 
gus, carnosus, minute tuberculatus, basi attenuatus, squamo- 
sus. &?/a3-4-pollicaris. Capsula ovata. 

The remarkable falciform branches of this plant and the great 
length of the fruitstalk, together with the insertion of the calyx 
and its texture, will at once distinguish this from every other 
known species. The leaves approach nearest to those of J. asple- 
nioides, as does the general habit of the plant ; but the fructifica- 
tion, which is very remarkable, bears a greater resemblance to 
that of J, Sphagni, 

Fig. 1, plant, nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of branch and leaves. 
Fig. 3, leaf. Fig. 4, terminal leaf. Fig. 5, calyx.— magn. 


Musci Exotic t. — Swartziani 


Jnn germannia caule repente, ramis erectis divisis, foliis 
distichis horizontalibus dimidiato-ovatis denticulato- 
ciliatis, calyce terminali urceolato, ore compresso fim- 
briate), seta brevi. (Tab. XC.) 

J. adiantoides. Swartz FL Ind. Occ. p. 1842. 

J. annotina. Menz. MSS. 

Hab. In summis montibus Jamaica locis subhumidis umbrosis. 
Dr. 0. Swartz. In sinu Dusky bay dicto. D.Menzies, 1791. 

Caulis repens, flexuosus, rigidus, foliis destitutus. Rami rigidi 
palmares, erecti, iterum divisi, innovationibus praecipue. Fo- 
lia lutescente-viridia, arete imbricata, horizontalia, disticha, 
verticalia, dimidiato-ovata, superne convexa, margine inferne 
rccurvo, ubique denticulato-ciliata, basi decurrentia, superiora 
majora. Substantia reticulata, areolis minutis, rotundatis. 
Perichcetiulia magis ovata, calyci appressa. Calyx termina- 
lis, urceolatus, basi ventricosus, superne compressus, ore fim- 
briato. Seta calyce vix duplo longior. Capsula ovata, nigro- 
fusca, quadrivalvis. 

This species is very nearly allied to J. spinulosa, differing from 
it in the form of the leaves and denticulation, and like that, pro- 
bably subject to great variations. It well accords with Swartz 's 
description ; but among the specimens under that name which I 
have received from that liberal naturalist are two kinds, which, if 
they do not differ specifically from the one here described, merit 
at least a separate figure as very remarkable varieties. Indeed in 
Mr. Menzies's collection are two other Jun germanm ce which I 
can only find to differ from the present, the one in its smaller size, 
tne other in its almost simple mode of growth, more distantly 
placed and broader leaves. They are all found in Dusky bay, 
New Zealand. 

Fig. 1, plant, nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of stem and leaves, 
upper surface. Fig. 3, under side of a leaf. Fig. 4, calyx, seta 

Fig. 5, calyx. — magn. 

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Musci Exotic i. 



Jungermannia caule repente, ramis erectis divisis, foliis 
erectis bifariis appressis rotundatis spinuloso-dentatis 
oppositis atque basi utrinque connatis, calyce termi- 
nali urceolato, ore compresso ciliato spinoso-dentato, 
seta brevi. (Tab. XCI.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Men- 
zies, 1791. 

Caulis repens, flexuosus, sublignosus, denudatus. Kami erecti, 
rigidi, flexuosi, subpinnatim divisi, apice dilatatz. Folia arete 
bifariam imbricata, erecta, cauli appressa, plana, subnitida, 
rotundata, versus apicem praecipue spinuloso-dentata, oppo- 
sita, basi utrinque evidentissime connata. Perichcetialia 
magis connata, et calyci valde similia, magis spinosa. Calyx 
urceolatus, basi ventricosus, apice compressus, ore ciliato- 

The fructification of J. conjugaia greatly resembles that of 
J, adiantoides and spinulosa ; but a decided mark of discrimi- 
nation may be found in the leaves, which are truly united at their 
base all round the stem, and thus the plant becomes perfoliate 


in a most remarkable degree. 

Fig. 1, plant, nat. size. Fig. 2, portion of a branch and leaves. 
Fig. 3, leaves laid open to show their union at the base. Fig. 4, 
calyx, seta, capsule and pericheetial leaves. Fig. 5, calyx.— magn. 


Musci Exotic i. — Menziesiani 

Jungermannia caule erecto elongato subfastigiatim ra- 
mosp, foliis arete imbricatis bifariis distichis ovato-ro- 
tundatis spinuloso-dentatis, calyce terminal! urceolato, 

ore compresso ciliato-spinoso, seta brevi. (Tab. 

Hab. In sinu Dusky bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 

D. Menzies. 1791 


Caulis palmaris et ultra, erectus, flexuosus, gracilis, subfastigia- 
tim ramosus, rarius dichotomus. Folia arete imbricata, disti- 
cha, subopposita, oblique patula, planiuscula, ovato-rotundata, 
spinuloso-dentata. Calyx terminalis, urceolatus, basi ventri- 
cosus, apice compressus, ore ciliato-dentato . Seta calyce du- 

plo longior. Cap.mla. ovata, 4 -valvis. 



semble very much, at first sight, those of J. conjugata, yet they 
differ not only in their direction, but essentially in their never 
being connate. To J. spinulosa it is even more nearly allied : the 
foliage however is very dissimilar, the plant is vastly 
branched, and there is a peculiar elegance of character arising 
from the regularity in the size and direction of the leaves which 
is wholly wanting in the former. 

Fig. 1, plant, naLsize. Fig. 2, portion of a branch and 
leaves. Fig. 3, leaves. Fig. 4, calyx and pericytial leaves. 
Fig. 5, calyx.— magn. 





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Muse i Exotici . — Menitestani 


Jungermannta caule adscendente fastigiatim raraoso, 
foliis bifariis disticbis rotundato-quadratis denticulato- 
ciliatis, calyce terminali oblongo, ore dilatato com- 
presso ciliato, seta breviuscula. (Tab. XCIII.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky bay dicto, apud Novam Zeelandiam. 
D. Menzies, 1791. 

Caulis spithamaeus ad dodrantalem, basi repens, demum erectus, 
flexuosus, rigidus, niger, crassiusculus, sublignosus, ramosus, 
ramis fastigiatis patentibus. Folia plerumque arete imbricata, 
bifaria, disticha, patentia, nigro-viridia, rotundato-quadrata, 
denticulato-ciliata, margine inferne subintegerrimo. Substari- 
tia reticulata, areolis parvis, rotundatis. Perichcetialia reli- 
quorum similia, sed erecta, calvci appressa. Calyx termina- 
lis, bi-trilinearis, oblongus, basi cylindracea, apice valde com- 


pressa, ore ciliato. Seta calyce triplo longior. Capsula ob- 
longa, 4-valvis, intense fusca. 

Different as this species is in reality from the preceding one, 
(J. ramosissima) yet I have found it very difficult to express this 
difference clearly in words. The present plant is vastly more 
stout and robust in all its parts, the stem very rigid and of a black 
colour. The leaves larger, more horizontal in their direction, more 
inclined to quadrate, more ciliated, and altogether of a much 
darker hue, A greater point of distinction may be found in the 
calyx, which is less urceolate, and in the capsule moreover, which 
is oblong. The vastly larger size of the plant, repeatedly branched 
stems, the shorter fruitstalk and more ciliated leaves, are the 
principal marks which distinguish this from J. asplenioides. 

Fig. 1, plant, nat. size. Fig. 2, leaves with a portion of the 
stem. Fig. 3, terminal portion of a branch, with the perichaetial 
leaves, calyx, fruitstalk and capsule.— magn. 

Musci Exotici . — Menztesiani. 


Jungcrmannia caule elongato erecto subsimplici, foliis 
bifariis distichis subquadratis quadrilobis pulcherrime 
ciliatis, stipulis latis 5-6-lobis ciliatis, calyce terminali 
oblongo plicato, ore ciliato. (Tab. XCIV.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Men- 
zies, 1791. 

Caules laxe caespitosi, erecti, flexuosi^ plerumque simplices^ nunc 
dichotome divisu Folia fusco-ferruginea, arete imbricata, 
bifaria, disticha, quadrata vel subrotunda, ad apicem in lobis 
quatuor plerumque divisa, atque per omnem marginem pul- 
cherrime ciliata, ciliis longis divaricatis, articulatis. Substan- 
tia laxa, reticulata, areolis oblongis grandiusculis. Perichce- 
tialia reliquis similia, sed calyci appressa. Stipulce magnse, 
lato-quadratae, 4-6-loba, lobis elegantissime ciliatis* Calyx 
terminalis, oblongo-cylindraceus, ad apicem longitiidinaliter 

plicatus, ore longe ciliato. Seta subuncialis. Capsula ovata, 


This very elegant plant may be considered to approach nearer 

to J. trilolata than to any other species with which we are at ' 

present acquainted, but is at once distinguished from it by its 

beautifully ciliated leaves and stipules, which give to the whole 

plant, even when seen by the naked eye, a peculiarly tomentose 

Fig. 1, sterile plants ; and Fig. 2, fertile plants, nat. size. 

Fig. 3, extremity of a stem with the perichsetial leaves and calyx. 

Fig. 4, portion of a stem, with leaves and stipules. Fig, 5, sti- 
pule. — magn. 



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Musci Exotic i .—Menziesiani 


Jungermannxa stipitata, frondibus ovato-lanceolatis sim- 
plicibus nervosis integerrimis, fructu e costa superiori 
frondis basin versus, calyce duplice, eoct. parvo squa- 
moso, int. oblongo cylindraceo carnoso. (Tab.XCV.) 

Hab. In sinu Dusky bay dicto, in Nova Zeelandia. D. Men- 
zies, 1791. 

Candex repens, hie illic radicibus tomentosis obtectus, Stipites 
plurimi ex eodem caudice subunciales, filiformes, flexuosi, sub- 
erecti, glabri vel radicibus tomentosi. From uncialis fere 
longa, ovato-lanceolata, carnoso-membranacea, minute reticu- 
lata, fusco-viridis, margine undulata, omnino integerrima, basi 
attenuata, apice obtusa, nervo tenui obscuro percursa. Fruc- 
(us e basi frondis ortus et e parte anteriore nervi. Calyx 
duplex, ext. parvus, squamosus, int. tres lineas longus, oblon- 
go-cylindraceus, carnosus, fuscus, orelacerato. Corolla cylin- 
dracea, membranacea, albida, corporibus pistillaeformibus ob- 

tecta. Seta subbiuncialis. Capsula oblongo-cylindracea, 
fusca, 4-vaIvis, valvis non raro apicibus cohrerentibus. 

This species, again, like J. rhizobola, is most clearly allied to 
J. Lyelliiy and kibernica, differing however essentially from them 
in the presence of a caudex and stipes, in the much thicker tex- 
ture of the frond, as well as in its different outline. 

Fig. 1, sterile plant j and Fig. 2, 2, fertile plants, nat. size. 
Fig. 3, fertile plant. Fig. 4, inner calyx dissected to show the 


corolla. Fig. 5, portion of a frond.— magn. 


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Jungermannia caule elongato (repente?) subramoso, 
foliis distichis horizontalibus ovato-quadratis decur- 
rentibus, basi superiore dilatata, stipulis minutis sublu- 
nulatis, calyce laterali ex inferiore parte caulis oblon- 
go-ovato, ore laciniato. (Tab. XCVI.) 

Hab. Apud Staten Land, America meridionali. D. Menzies, 


Caules bi-tripollicares, (repentes ?) simplices vel per innovationes 
divisi, fusco-nigricantes. Folia bifaria, exacte disticha, hori- 
zontaliter patula, arete imbricata, intense fusca vel rarius fusco- 
viridia, ovato-quadrata, basi inferiore vel anteriore decurrentia, 
superiore vel posteriore dilatata, omnino integerrima, reticu- 
lata, areolis parvis, rotundatis. Perichcetialia rainuta, sub- 
erecta, concava, superiora emarginata. Stipules valde minuta;, 
sublunulatoe. Calyx in ramulis propriis brevissimis, ex parte 
inferiore caulis egrediens, lateralis, oblongo-ovatus, ore sub- 
contracto, brevi-Iaciniato, laciniis denticulatis. 

J. horizontalis may be immediately seen to be very nearly in- 


ing precisely a similar habit, leaves very nearly the same, and 
what is more remarkable still, its fructification on short horizon- 
tal branches arising from the under part of the stem. There is, 
however, a very striking difference in the stipules, in the dilated 
posterior base of the present plant, and also in the colour : this 

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of a rich brown. 

Mr. Menzies 

I have seen no individuals possessing perfect 
fruit ; so that whether or not the corolla be exserted beyond the 
calyx, as in J. polyanthos, I am unable to say. 

Fig 1, 1, sterile plants, and Fig. 2, fertile plant, nat. size. 
ig. 3, portion of a plant, superior side. Fig. 4, under side of a 

portion of the fertile plant. Fi 

7, calyx and perichaetial leaves.-wagw 

g. 5, leaf. Fig. 6, stipule 









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