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Genus Weisia

Genus WeisiaThe species of this genus are small and slender, growing in tufts or cushions on the ground. The leaves are lance-shaped and twisted when dry, the apex is awl-like and the vein single.

The spore-case is erect, oval-oblong, symmetrical or rarely incurved on an erect exserted pedicel. There is but one row of sixteen teeth, often imperfect or wanting, granular and transversely barred.

The generic name Weisia was given in honour of Frederigo Wilhelm Weiss, a German professor of botany.
About twenty-four species are known in all.

Weisia Viridula Moss