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Published In: Symbolae Sinicae 4: 48. 1929. (Symb. Sin.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Plants of this genus are similar to some species of the Bryaceae in the following features: excurrent leaf costa, similar cell areolation, and differentiated leaf margins. The most important difference is the mitrate calyptra, which is never present in the Bryaceae.


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1. Brachymeniopsis Broth. in Handel-Mazzetti   拟短月藓属   ni duan-yue xian shu
Symb. Sin. 4: 48. 1929.
Plants small, ca. 4–6 mm high, in loose tufts. Stems erect, simple, short, only up to 1 mm long, with sparse rhizoids at base. Leaves shortly ovate-lanceolate, gradually acuminate at apex; margins entire and plane; costa thick, shortly excurrent, ending in a short awn; leaf cells thin-walled, upper cells elliptic to oblong-hexagonal, 21–40 µm × 12–14 µm; basal cells elongate-rectangular, 45–60 µm × ca. 16 µm; marginal cells linear-rectangular, forming an indistinct, hyaline border. Autoicous. Setae yellowish red, thick, ca. 2.0–2.5 mm long; capsules erect, symmetric, oblong-obovoid, 1.2–1.5 mm × 0.7 mm, neck short, stomata present, simple; opercula small, shortly conic-rostrate; annuli persistent; peristome absent. Calyptrae mitrate, smooth. Spores spherical, yellowish, smooth.

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Brachymeniopsis is a monotypic genus endemic to China. 
1. Brachymeniopsis gymnostoma Broth. in Handel-Mazzetti 
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