What is it about?

The identity of this taxon was not clear as it was considered a synonym of a wide distribution species. Analysis shows that morphological features identify this as distinct from Grimmia longirostris.

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Why is it important?

There are morphological features that define species, but variation has to be measured and understood to evaluate the limits between taxa. This is the first step to make further inquiries on the evolution and distribution of certain plants.

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This page is a summary of: The Status of South American Grimmia herzogii Broth. (Musci), Taxon, February 2002, JSTOR, DOI: 10.2307/1554969.
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