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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 4: 1376. 1923. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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This is a monotypic genus. It occurs on rocks in cold mountain regions of northern Asia, Europe, and North America.
 
 

 

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20. Pseudostereodon (Broth.) Fleisch.   假丛灰藓属   jia cong hui xian shu
Musci Buitenzorg 4: 1376. 1923. Ctenidium subgen. Pseudostereodon Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 1048. 1908. Hypnum sect. Pseudostereodon (Broth.) Ando, J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., Ser. B, Div. 2, Bot. 14: 172. 1973.
 
Plants robust, rigid, golden yellowish or brownish green, glossy, in dense interwoven mats. Stems prostrate, often more than 5 cm long, with 2–3 ascending secondary stems, not radiculose, densely and regularly pinnately branched; paraphyllia sometimes present on stems and branches; pseudoparaphyllia present at base of branches only, foliose, dentate; in stem cross section epidermal cells not inflated, outer cortical cells in 3–4 layers, thick-walled, medullar cells large; central strand not developed. Stem leaves and branch leaves remarkedly dimorphic; stem leaves 1.4–1.9 mm × 0.5–0.7 mm, falcate-secund, cordate-auriculate at base, gradually lanceolate upward, slenderly acuminate; margins entire; costae unequally double, up to midleaf or sometimes shorter; leaf cells linear, smooth, basal cells narrowly rectangular, usually yellowish brown; alar cells numerous, rounded quadrate, more or less homogeneous, yellowish brown. Dioicous. Setae elongate, reddish brown, twisted when dry; capsules suberect, oblong-ovoid; peristome typically hypnoid. Calyptrae not seen. Spores not seen.
 

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A monotypic genus.
 
1. Pseudostereodon procerrimus (Mol.) Fleisch.  
 
 
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