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Published In: Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 23(3): 330. 1896. (Bot. Jahrb. Syst.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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The genus consists of some 130 species in the world. Fifteen species were reported from China (Redfearn et al. 1996), but 10 of them were based on original publications only and no further information about their occurrence is available. Five species are treated here.
 
 

 

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27. Vesicularia (C. Müll.) C. Müll.    明叶藓属    ming ye xian shu
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23: 330. 1896. Hypnum sect. Vesicularia (C. Müll.) Hampe, Flora 50: 75. 1867. Hypnum subsect. Vesicularia C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 233. 1851.
 
Plants slender or somewhat robust, pale green or dark green, in flattened mats. Stems prostrate, somewhat radiculose, simple or regularly branched, rarely pinnately branched, branches usually short, flattened, ascending; in stem cross section outer cortical cells smaller, not particularly thick-walled, medullar cells lax, thin-walled; central strand not developed. Leaves dense, more or less differentiated into dorsal, ventral, and lateral leaves, lateral leaves secund, rarely falcate, not decurrent at base, broadly ovate or oblong to ovate-lanceolate, acute or shortly to long-acuminate or filiform at apex; margins entire or only serrulate near apex; costae double, short or absent; leaf cells lax, rounded rhombic, hexagonal or nearly so, smooth, somewhat bordered, differentiated by a row of elongate cells; alar cells not differentiated; dorsal and ventral leaves smaller. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves erect, slenderly acuminate. Setae elongate, smooth; capsules horizontal to inclined, ovoid, oblong-ovoid or obovoid, constricted below the mouth when dry; opercula conic, sometimes shortly rostrate; annuli developed; peristome double; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, yellowish brown, cross-striate on outer surface, trabeculate on inner surface; endostome segments perforate, smooth or papillose, cilia 1–3, shorter than the teeth, smooth. Calyptrae cucullate. Spores spherical, smooth.
 
 

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1. Leaves rounded ovate or suborbicular, acuminate to shortly acuminate at apex..................................... 2
1. Leaves ovate-lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, acute or slenderly acuminate at apex...............................3
2. Leaves rounded ovate to broadly ovate, acute or obtuse at apex.........................................1. V. ferriei
2. Leaves suborbicular to broadly ovate, shortly acuminate................................................... 4. V. montagnei
3.  Plant pinnately branched; leaf apex serrulate.....................................................................................4
3. Plant irregularly branched or remotely branched; leaf apex smooth............................2. V. flaccida
4. Plant densely pinnately branched............................................................................5. V. reticulata
4. Plant pinnately branched........................................................................................3. V. hainanensis
 

 

 
 
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