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Published In: Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 9: 275–282, pl. 23. 1808. (Trans. Linn. Soc. London) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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The genus has about ten species in the world. Although three species were reported in the literature for China, only H. acutifolia is accepted here. Hookeria lucens (Hedw.) Sm., which differs from H. acutifolia in having a round-obtuse leaf apex, is a western North American and European species and is probably not present in China. The Chinese records of H. lucens are based on collections named H. nipponensis (Besch.) Broth., which has a somewhat broadly acute leaf apex. This latter taxon is treated as a synonym of H. acutifolia (Iwatsuki 1991).


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8. Hookeria Smith 油藓属 you xian shu
Trans. Linn. Soc. London 9: 275. 1808.
Plants soft, complanate, in pale green mats. Stems simple or branched, prostrate on ground. Leaves heteromorphic, forming irregular rows; dorsal leaves symmetrical, lateral leaves asymmetrical, slightly wrinkled when dry, flattened when wet, ovate, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, broadly acute to acuminate, often radiculose at the leaf tips, borders not differentiated or weakly differentiated with only one row of elongate cells; costa none; leaf cells large, hyaline, oval-hexagonal to shortly rectangular, becoming shorter toward the apex, thin-walled. Autoicous. Perichaetia lateral. Perigonia gemmiform. Setae long, smooth; capsules oblong, horizontal to pendulous; opercula long rostrate; peristome teeth papillose. Calyptrae mitriform. Spores slightly papillose.

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Only one species is known from China.

1. Hookeria acutifoliaHook. & Grev. 

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