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Genus Tetradontium

Genus TetradontiumGenus TETRADONTIUM, Schwaegr.

This genus was established by Schwaegrichen, but differs so little from the genus Georgia that many think it should not be considered a separate genus.

There are two species in all, one in North America.

It differs from Georgia in having both teeth and stems shorter, in having the spore-case oval instead of cylindrical and in having the veil cover the spore-case.

The name is derived from the Greek for; four, and; a tooth.

Tetradontium Repandum Moss