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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien 1(3): 820. 1906. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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general taxon notes:
There are four species of this genus in the world (Crosby et al. 2000), with main distribution in warm and humid regions of Asia. Aerobryidium fuscescens Broth. is an endemic species to Papua New Guinea; the other three species are known in China.

 

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1. Aerobryidium M. Fleisch ex Broth.   毛扭藓属   mao niu xian shu
Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 20. 1906.
 
Plants slender, rather rigid, green, yellowish green, or brownish green, slightly glossy. Primary stems creeping; secondary stems pendulous, regularly or irregularly pinnately branched, with tufted rhizoids. Leaves oblong, oblong-ovate, or ovate-lanceolate, usually erect-patent, often with slender, flexuose hairy apices; margins nearly entire or serrulate above; costae slender, reaching above mid-leaf; median leaf cells rhomboidal, elongate-rhomboidal to linear, unipapillose, usually thin-walled; basal cells lax; alar cells not or scarcely differentiated; axillary hairs 6–8 cells long, hyaline. Dioicous. Setae slender, usually reddish brown, sometimes papillose; capsules ovoid or oblong-ovoid, usually erect; opercula conic, obliquely rostrate; peristome double; exostome teeth lanceolate, densely papillose, often striolate at the base; endostome segments narrowly lanceolate, finely papillose; basal membrane low or high; cilia short or absent. Calyptrae cucullate, sparsely hairy. Spores spherical, finely papillose.
 
 

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1. Branch leaves with hairy apices, the apices ca. 1/2 or longer than the total leaf length; secondary stem leaves ca. 3–4 mm wide............................................................................................................. 3. A. filamentosum
1. Branch leaves with lanceolate leaf apices or rarely hairy apices, the apices significantly less than 1/2 the total leaf length; secondary stem leaves mostly 2.0–2.5 mm wide...................................................................... 2
2. Branch leaves with hairy apices; leaves more or less plane, or only slightly plicate; median leaf cells thin-walled.......................................................................................................................................... 1. A. aureonitens
2. Branch leaves with slender apices, rarely piliferous; leaves distinctly plicate; median leaf cells strongly thick-walled............................................................................................................................... 2. A. crispifolium
 
 
 
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