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Published In: Canadian Record of Science 6(2): 72. 1894. (Canad. Rec. Sci.) Name publication detail

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There are about 30 species known to this genus in the world. Only one species is found from China. Heterophyllium haldanianum (Grev.) Fleisch. is now placed in the genus Callicladium of the Hypnaceae.


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9. Heterophyllium (Schimp.) Kindb.   腐木藓属   fu mu xian shu
Canad. Rec. Sci. 6: 72. 1894. Hypnum subgen. Heterophyllium Schimp., Syn. Musc. Eur. 629. 1860.
Plants robust, green, yellowish green or brownish green, glossy. Stems often extensively prostrate, usually not evidently pinnately branched; paraphyllia numerous. Leaves patent-spreading or falcate, ovate-lanceolate, slightly concave, long acuminate at apex; costae short, weak or absent; leaf cells narrowly linear; basal cells yellowish; alar cells loose, often quadrate or rectangular, yellow or yellowish brown, forming an excavate alar area. Autoicous or dioicous. Capsules erect or patent-spreading, symmetric or slightly curved; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; annuli slightly differentiated; peristome double; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, outer surface cross-striate at base; inner surface evidently trabeculate; endostome segments yellowish or hyaline; basal membrane high; cilia well developed.

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One species is known from China.
1. Heterophyllium affine(Hook.) Fleisch.  
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