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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 4: 1417. 1923. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Ectropotheciella, consisting of two species, sometimes is combined with a group of species in the genus Ectropothecium, which have papillose or prorate leaf cells. However, the peristome structure in these genera is so distinct that they should be kept separated. One species of Ectropotheciella is found in China from Hainan province and Taiwan. We were unable to locate any specimens. The description provided here is from the literature. 


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5. Ectropotheciella Fleisch.   短菱藓属   duan ling xian shu
Musci Buitenzorg 4: 1417. 1923.
Plants rather slender, lax, flattened, yellowish green or dark green, not glossy. Stems prostrate, pinnately branched, branches short, simple, sometimes flagelliform branches present; central strand absent. Stem leaves very small, erect; branch leaves concave, erect-spreading, ovate-lanceolate, gradually acuminate; margins bluntly denticulate; costae double, short; leaf cells rhomboidal, strongly prorate. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves laciniate. Setae ca. 1.0 cm long, smooth; capsules ovoid, erect; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; annuli deciduous; peristome single. Calyptrae not seen. Spores smooth.

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One species is found in China.

1. Ectropotheciella distichophylla (Hampe) Fleisch.  
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