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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 5, 4: 367. 1865. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 5,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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3. Mesonodon Hampe   斜齿藓属   xie chi xian shu
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 5, 4: 367. 1865.
Campylodontium Dozy & Molk., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3, 2: 301. 1844, hom. illeg.
Plants medium-sized to rather robust, glossy, in loose or dense mats. Stems prostrate, irregularly branched, with erect, thick, blunt branches. Stem and branch leaves similar, ovate-lanceolate, distinctly plicate, gradually acute at apex; margins usually plane, entire; costae absent; median leaf cells linear, smooth; alar cells quadrate to shortly rectangular, in a rather large group. Autoicous. Setae elongate, smooth; capsules erect, oblong-ovoid to shortly cylindrical; peristome double, inserted deeply below the mouth; exostome teeth lanceolate, cross-striolate at base, papillose above; endostome linear, often recurved. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores spherical, papillose.

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Mesonodon presently consists of only two species in the world (Crosby et al. 2000). One species is recognized in China.
1. Mesonodon flavescens (Hook.) W. R. Buck  
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