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    Figures 27 to 32. Fossombronia fernandeziensis Steph. -27. Dried population, scale bar = 1000 µm. -28. OM micrograph of a typical gametophyte, scale bar = 1000 µm. -29. OM micrograph of oblong leaf, scale bar = 1000 µm. -30. OM micrograph of plant with apical microphyllous tuber, scale bar = 1000 µm. -31. OM micrograph of tangentially elongated marginal leaf cells forming a distinct border, scale bar = 100 µm. -32. OM micrograph of elongated median leaf cells, scale bar = 100 µm. [Figures 27, 29, 30 and 32 from Chile, Skottsberg 36(1) (S) ; figures 28 and 31 from the lectotype (G 2370/322)]

     

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    Figures 33 to 38. Fossombronia fernandeziensis Steph. -33. OM of typical gametophyte with immature sporophyte, notice the horizontal leaf stance and the slightly undulate to plane contour, scale bar = 1000 µm. -34. SEM micrograph of gametophyte with caulocalyx and gametangia, scale bar = 1000 µm. -35. SEM micrograph showing an antheridium (an) with archegonia (arrow), scale bar = 100 µm. -36. SEM micrograph of stipitate caulocalyx, scale bar = 1000 µm. -37. SEM micrograph of caylocalyx mouth, scale bar = 1000 µm. -38. OM micrograph of shortly stipitate caulocalyces, scale bar = 1000 µm. [Figures 33 and 38 from the lectotype (G 2370/322); figures 34 - 37 from Colombia, Aguirre & Gradstein 1613, (GOTT)].

     

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    Figures 39 to 44. Fossombronia fernandeziensis Steph. -39. SEM micrograph of gametophyte with caulocalyx and dorsally scattered archegonia, scale bar = 1000 µm. 40. SEM micrograph of a fertilized archegonium surrounded by a developing caulocalyx, scale bar = 100 µm. -41. OM micrograph of spores from a single capsule showing variation in size, scale bar = 100 µm. -42. OM micrograph of spore distal face with lamellate ornamentation, scale bar = 10 µm. -43. SEM of spore distal face showing slight tendency to anastomose central lamellae, scale bar = 10 µm. -44. SEM showing side view of spore, scale bar = 10 µm. [All pictures from the lectotype (G 2370/322)].

     

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    Figures 45 to 48. Fossombronia fernandeziensis Steph. -45. OM micrograph of spore proximal face showing the long thin marginal lamellae, scale bar = 10 µm. -46. SEM micrograph of spore proximal face showing the trirradiate ridge, scale bar = 10 µm. -47. SEM of spore proximal face with cristate ornamentation, scale bar = 10 µm. -48. OM micrograph of bi-spiralled elater and spore proximal face, scale bar = 100 µm. [All figures from the lectotype (G 2370/322)].