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Published In: Bryologia Britannicae 219. 1855. (Bryol. Brit.) Name publication detail
 

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The genus consists of some six species in the world (Crosby et al. 2000), with only one widely distributed species better understood.

 

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5. Leptobryum(Bruch & Schimp. in B.S.G.) Wils.   薄囊藓属   bo nang xian shu
Bryol. Brit. 219. 1855. Bryum sect. Leptobryum (Bruch & Schimp. in B.S.G.) Lesq., Mem. Calif. Acad. Sci. 1: 20. 1868. Bryum subgen. Leptobryum Bruch & Schimp. in B.S.G., Bryol. Eur. 4: 1. 1851.
 
Plants small, soft, slender, green, in loose or dense tufts. Stems erect, simple, sparsely foliate below, sometimes with rhizoidal gemmae. Lower leaves small, distant, lanceolate; upper leaves elongate, dense, narrowly linear; margins plane, entire below, serrulate above; costae broad, filling most of the subula, ending below the apex or excurrent; leaf cells linear; basal cells long-rectangular. Autoicous or dioicous. Setae elongate, slender; capsules pyriform, pendulous, glossy; peristome double, perfect; basal membrane high; cilia present or reduced. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores spherical, minutely papillose.
 
 

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One species is found in China.

1. Leptobryum pyriforme (Hedw.) Wils.

 
 
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