Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
The Entodontaceae is a family that contains only the genus Entodon in this area. Entodons are pleurocarpous mosses in loose, shiny mats. They grow on most substrates-- wood, wrotten bark, rocks & soil. The leaves are crowded and appressed when dry. The laminar cells are linear, but the alar cells are quadrate. The costa is short and double or lacking.
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