Hedwig, J. 1801: Species muscorum frondosorum. Leipzig, Johannes Ambrosii Barthii.
The epithet hygrometrica is derived from Latin roots hygro- (water) and metricus (measuring) and alludes to the manner in which the setae twist dramatically in response to changes of humidity., Type specimen: Germany. Not seen.
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NZFLORA (2012-) New Zealand Plant Names - Name based concepts