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Published In: Atti dell'Accademia delle Scienze di Siena 9: 231–235, pl. 1. 1808. (Atti Accad. Sci. Siena) Name publication detail
 

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Index Muscorum (Wijk et al. 1962) cited 110 species of Fabronia in the world. Crosby et al. (2000) listed 61 species in the genus with 17 well understood species. P.-C. Chen et al. (1978) reported 7 species from China. Three species are recently published in China: Fabronia anacamptodens C. Gao, F. augustifolia C. Gao & X. Fu, and F. papillidens C. Gao. In this treatment 10 species of Fabronia are recognized.

 

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2. Fabronia Raddi 碎米藓属 sui-mi xian shu
Atti Accad. Sci. Siena 9: 231. 1808.
 
Plants small, slender, soft, bright green, yellowish green or dark green, mostly glossy, in flat patches. Stems prostrate, with clustered rhizoids; irregularly branched, branches mostly densely foliate, julaceous, sometimes flat; central strand not well differentiated. Leaves imbricate or remotely foliate, sometimes secund toward one side, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, mostly piliferous, straight, smooth or serrate, sometimes ciliate; costa slender and weak, ending at midleaf, sometimes dentate on the dorsal side of the costa; leaf cells rhombic or rhomboidal; alar cells differentiated, quadrate or flat quadrate, in numerous rows, occasionally not differentiated. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves sheathing at base, slenderly long-acuminate, ciliate or serrate, costa absent. Setae slender, yellowish or brownish red, twisted when dry, smooth; capsules erect, obovoid, apophysis short, sometimes not distinct; opercula conic, shortly beaked; peristome single, rarely absent, broadly lanceolate, not clearly keeled, densely cross-striate or papillose. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores spherical, nearly smooth or finely papillose.
 
 

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1. Leaves serrulate, teeth formed by projecting cells......................................................................... 2
1. Leaves serrate or ciliate, teeth formed by 1 large cell to multi-cells............................................6
2. Leaves short, broadly ovate.....................................................................................................3
2. Leaves elongate, ovate-lanceolate..........................................................................................4
3. Peristome teeth absent...............................................................................5. F. matsumurae
3. Peristome teeth present.............................................................................3. F. ciliaris
4. Opercula short-conic, with a curved long beak.................................................8. F. rostrata
4. Opercula curved, shortly obtuse.........................................................................................5
5. Stems and branches secund; leaves symmetrical...................................................10. F. secunda
5. Stems and branches erect; leaves asymmetrical....................................................4. F. curvirostris
6. Leaf costa smooth on the back..............................................................................7. F. pusilla
6. Leaf costa spinulose on the back....................................................................................7
7. Leaves ovate; leaf cells papillose by projections at the upper ends; leaf margins unicellularly serrate............
 .......................................................................................................9. F. schensiana
7. Leaves lanceolate; leaf cells smooth; leaf margins serrate with 1–2 cells....................................8
8. Plants rather small; leaves narrowly lanceolate; leaf margins long ciliate......................... 2. F. angustifolia
8. Plants rather large; leaves widely lanceolate; leaf margins shortly ciliate.................................9
9. Peristome teeth densely papillose, not reflexed.............................6. F. papillidens
9. Peristome teeth striate, reflexed...............................................................1. F. anacamptodens
 
 
 
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