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Published In: Utkast till en Naturlig Gruppering af Europas Bladmossor 35. 1878. (Utkast Eur. Bladmoss.) Name publication detail

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9. Saelania Lindb.  石缝藓属 shi-feng xian shu
Utkast Eur. Bladmoss. 35. 1878.
Plants small to medium-sized, often glaucous green, gregarious or in loose tufts. Stems erect, often branched; central strand present. Leaves lanceolate, subulate to acuminate; margins usually plane, serrate near the apex; costa single, strong, percurrent to shortly excurrent, in transverse section, with dorsal and ventral stereid bands; cells short, quadrate to short-rectangular; alar cells not differentiated. Autoicous. Setae elongate, straight; capsules erect, elliptical to cylindric; peristome teeth 16, divided nearly to the base, densely papillose. Calyptrae cucullate. Spores spherical, papillose.

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Generally only one species is recognized in the genus.

1. Saelania glaucescens (Hedw.) Broth.

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