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Oedipodium griffithianum

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Bryophyta
Classis: Oedipodiopsida
Ordo: Oedipodiales
Familia: Oedipodiaceae
Genus: Oedipodium
Species: Oedipodium griffithianum


Oedipodium griffithianum (Dicks.) Schwägr.


* Basionym: Bryum griffithianum Dickson 1801
* Gymnostomum griffithianum (Dickson) Smith


* Schwägrichen, Christian Friedrich (1823) Species Muscorum frondosorum, Supplementum 2 (1,1): 15.
* USDA, NRCS. 2006. The PLANTS Database, 6 March 2006 (http://plants.usda.gov).

Data compiled from various sources by Mark W. Skinner. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Vernacular names
English: Griffith's Oedipodium Moss
Suomi: Kiirunansammal

Oedipodium is the only genus of moss in the family Oedipodiaceae; it contains the single species Oedipodium griffithianum. This species is distributed in cooler climates of Eurasia, North and South America, and islands in the northern Atlantic.[2]

The relationship of Oedipodium to other mosses has been much debated. Previously, the taxon has been included with the Funariales or the Splachnales. However, characteristics of the protonemata and asexual propagation, along with molecular evidence, point to a closer relationship with the Tetraphidaceae.[2]


1. ^ a b c Goffinet, Bernard; William R. Buck (2004). "Systematics of the Bryophyta (Mosses): From molecules to a revised classification". Monographs in Systematic Botany. Molecular Systematics of Bryophytes (Missouri Botanical Garden Press) 98: 205–239.
2. ^ a b Crum, Howard A. (2002). "Oedipodiaceae". Flora of North America. 27. pp. 116–117. ISBN 978-0-19-531823-4. http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=10623.
3. ^ Goffinet, B.; W. R. Buck; & A. J. Shaw (2008). "Morphology and Classification of the Bryophyta". In Bernard Goffinet & A. Jonathan Shaw (eds.). Bryophyte Biology (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 55-138. ISBN 9780521872256.

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