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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 5, 18: 189. 1873. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 5,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Campylopodium is close to Microcampylopus, and both genera are characterized by having curved setae and Dicranella-like plants. Only two species of Campylopodium are currently recognized in the world (Giese and Frahm 1986b). One species is known from China.


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9. Campylopodium (C. Müll.) Besch.   扭柄藓属  niu-bing xian shu
Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. sér. 5, 18: 189. 1873. Aongstroemia sect. Campylopodium C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 1: 429. 1848.
Plants small, slender, yellowish green to yellowish brown, in loose tufts. Stems erect, simple or sparsely branched. Leaves appressed, broadly ovate and sheathing at base, abruptly narrowed to a long-lanceolate subula; margins entire or serrulate at the apex; costa strong, filling all of the subula, with a median row of guide cells and several rows of stereids on either ventral and dorsal sides in transverse section; cells thin-walled, in the upper shoulder short-rectangular to elongate-oval, in the lower shoulder becoming narrowly rectangular; alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous or autoicous. Setae elongate, curved when moist, flexuose when dry; capsules erect or suberect, ovoid to cylindric, symmetric, with a short neck, striate when dry and empty; stomata present, superficial; annuli developed; opercula obliquely long rostrate; peristome teeth 16, brownish, divided to halfway down or lower, vertically striate below, papillose above. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores finely papillose, golden yellowish.

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One species is known from China.

1. Campylopodium medium (Duby) Giese & J.-P. Frahm

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