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Genus Octoblepharum

Genus OctoblepharumGenus OCTOBLEPHARUM, Hedw.

The Genus Octoblepharum very much resembles the genus Leucobryum, the principal difference being that the genus Octoble pharum has but eight teeth instead of sixteen. This characteristic gives it its name from the Greek; eight, and; eyelash.

There are fifteen species in all, eight of them in North America.

Eight Toothed White Moss