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Published In: Det K. Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1914(1): 109. 1915. (Kongel. Norske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr. (Trondheim)) Name publication detail
 

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Kiaeria is characterized by the nearly homogenous structure of the costa. There are 5 species of Kiaeria in the world. Four species are known from China.

 

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19. Kiaeria I. Hagen  凯氏藓属  kai-shi xian shu
Kongel. Norske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr. (Trondheim) 1914(1): 109. 1915.
 
Plants minute to large, green or yellowish, in dense or sparsely radiculose tufts. Stems erect or ascending, simple or 2–3-branched; central strand absent. Leaves lanceolate from narrowly ovate base, gradually subulate to subtubulose apex, falcate-secund or flexuose or crispate when dry, erect-spreading when moist; margins plane, entire or serrulate at the apex; costa narrow, percurrent to excurrent, with stereid cells and median guide cells poorly differentiated; upper cells subquadrate to linear, smooth or slightly mammillose; lower cells elongate-rectangular, sometimes porose; alar cells not or weakly differentiated. Autoicous or polygamous. Perigonia sessile or terminal on branches. Perichaetial leaves larger and sheathing at base. Setae straight, elongate, reddish brownish; capsules ovoid to shortly cylindric, suberect to inclined, somewhat curved, usually strumose, smooth or somewhat furrowed when dry; opercula small, obliquely rostrate; annuli simple, persistent or compound, deciduous; peristome teeth 16, divided or perforated down to the middle, yellowish, papillose above, vertically striate, reddish brown below. Calyptrae not seen. Spores spherical, brownish, finely papillose.
 

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1. Upper leaf cells elongate-rectangular, smooth; alar cells well differentiated, reddish brown; capsules strongly strumose...................................................................2
1. Upper leaf cells short-rectangular or quadrate, slightly mammillose; alar cells not or weakly differentiated, pale or nearly hyaline; capsules indistinctly strumose..............3
2. Plants robust, 1–7(–12) cm high; leaf cells more or less porose throughout; annuli in 1 row of large cells.............................................................................3. K. glacialis
2. Plants usually slender, 1–2(–6) cm high; leaf cells porose only in the lower half; annuli in 2–3 rows of cells...........................................................................4. K. starkei
3. Leaves usually flexuose or somewhat crispate when dry; annuli compound, in 3 row of large cells, deciduous.........................................................................1. K. blyttii
3. Leaves usually falcate-secund; annuli simple, of small cells, persistent..............................2. K. falcata

 

 
 
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