Definition of Dicranum

1. Noun. Type genus of Dicranaceae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dicranum
Generic synonyms: Moss Genus
Group relationships: Dicranaceae, Family Dicranaceae

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dicranum

Dicrostonyx hudsonius
Dictamnus alba
Didelphis marsupialis
Didelphis virginiana

Literary usage of Dicranum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mosses with a Hand-lens: A Non-technical Handbook of the More Common and by Abel Joel Grout (1905)
"dicranum scoparium X i• (i. Cap- sule X 5. b. ... The first group contains two species with single curved capsules, the Broom Moss and the Fuscous dicranum. ..."

2. Scottish Cryptogamic Flora, Or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions of by Robert Kaye Greville (1826)
"... capsule obovate, erect, striated, the lid shortly rostrate.. dicranum ... dicranum rupestre, Web. $• Mohr, Teuch, p. 185. et 469. ..."

3. English Botany; Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby by Sir James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1802)
"dicranum glaucum. Hedw. Sp. Muse. 135. Sm. Fl . Brit. 1216. Sibth. 281. ... JURY mountainous stony heaths and pastures produce abundance of dicranum glaucum ..."

4. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel (1905)
"Its special characters stand out clearly when it is compared with the leaf of dicranum albidum. The empty cells communicate with one another by numerous ..."

5. The London Journal of Botany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1843)
"dicranum undulatum var., is without any doubt a peculiar and distinct species ... dicranum Richardi, is the same variety of D. virens, which Bridel calls ..."

6. Companion to the Botanical Magazine: Being a Journal, Containing Such by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1836)
"Not rare. 16. W. fugax. Hedw. W. stricta. Hook. On alpine rocks, rare. 17. W. recurvirostra. In the North of England, not rare. 18. dicranum ..."

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