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Published In: Muscologia Britannica 80–81, pl. 3 [near upper left], 22 [lower center left & right]. 1818. (Muscol. Brit.) Name publication detail
 

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This is a tropical and subtropical genus of about 50 species concentrated in East Asia and northern South America. Three species are recognized in China.

 

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6. Daltonia Hook. & Tayl. 小黄藓属 xiao-huang xian shu
Muscol. Brit. 80: 1818.
 
Plants slender, small to medium-sized, green to yellowish brown, more or less glossy, in dense tufts. Stems prostrate or suberect, simple or forked, densely foliate, not or scarcely flattened. Leaves ovate or lanceolate, acuminate, subentire, with a well differentiated border; costa single, strong, somewhat carinate, ending some distance below the apex; leaf cells smooth, fusiform to narrowly rhomboidal, linear at margins. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves small, costa none or indistinct. Setae elongate, lateral, scabrous above, twisted when dry, reddish; capsules ovoid to oblong-ovoid, suberect; exostome slenderly lanceolate, densely papillose, keeled; endostome segments linear, densely papillose, perforated; basal membrane low; opercula conic, slenderly rostrate. Calyptrae mitrate, deeply fringed at base. Spores papillose.
 
 

 

 

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1. Leaf apices aristate or abruptly long cuspidate.................................................2. D. aristifolia
1. Leaf apices gradually acute or acuminate; if abruptly constricted, the acumens mucronate to shortly cuspidate...............................................................................................................................2
2. Leaves plane along costa..............................................................................1. D. angustifolia
2. Leaves carinate along costa......................................................................3. D. semitorta
 
 
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