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Published In: Musci Frondosi Inediti Archipelagi Indici fasc. 6: 183–185, pl. 60. 1848. (Musc. Frond. Ined. Archip. Ind.) Name publication detail

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Notes     (Last Modified On 12/13/2011)
general taxon notes:
The genus consists of some 16 species in the world; about half of them are better understood (Crosby et al. 2000). Only one species is known in China.


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5. Schoenobryum Dozy & Molk.   顶隐蒴藓属   ding yin shuo xian shu
Musci Frond. Ined. Archip. Ind. 183. 1848.
Plants slender, green or yellowish green, often dark brown when old, not glossy. Stems often ascending, irregularly branched, with sterile branches usually simple. Leaves appressed, imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, ovate, abruptly acute or narrowly acute; margins entire or serrulate near the apex; costae single, rather slender, ending in mid-leaf, usually forked at the tips; leaf cells oval, thick-walled, papillose; basal juxtacostal cells elongate; alar cells oval, horizontally arranged. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves sheathing at the base, often transparent, slenderly acuminate at the apex; costae weak, thin, ending in leaf apex. Setae very short; capsules completely immersed, oblong-ovoid, with a neck; opercula conic; peristome single; teeth lanceolate, papillose, cross-striolate at the base. Calyptrae mitrate, roughened. Spores spherical, 20–25 µm in diameter, finely papillose.
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