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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 4: 1663. 1923. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Contributor: Jia, Yu

Notes     (Last Modified On 12/16/2011)
general taxon notes:
The Myuriaceae have five genera in the world (Buck & Goffinet 2000), and two genera are known in China.

 

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MYURIACEAE
金毛藓科   jin mao xian ke
by Jia Yu
 
 
Plants usually rather robust, golden yellow or yellowish brown, glossy, growing on trees in dense mats. Primary stems prostrate; secondary stems often erect or patent, rarely pendulous, simple or densely branched; branches obtuse; paraphyllia absent; rounded in stem cross section, a central strand absent. Leaves closely imbricate, rounded or rounded-ovate at the base, not decurrent, gradually or abruptly constricted into a long acuminate apex; margins often dentate above, entire below; costae short, double or absent; leaf cells elongate, smooth, thick-walled, often porose; alar cells differentiated, rounded, yellowish brown. Dioicous. Perichaetia lateral on short branches; inner perichaetial leaves differentiated. Setae slender and elongate, smooth; capsules erect, oblong-ovoid, symmetric, smooth; opercula conic, long rostrate; annuli not differentiated; stomata few, superficial; peristome double; exostome teeth broadly lanceolate, with a slender apex, yellow, hyaline, smooth above, often perforate, rarely trabeculate on the inside; endostome segments with only basal membrane remained. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores irregularly globose, finely and densely papillose.
 

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1. Stems elongate, usually 7–40 cm long; margins of perichaetial leaves only serrulate; peristome teeth without palisade-like appendages.................................................................................................... 1. Oedicladium
1. Stems usually 2–6 cm long; margins of perichaetial leaves distinctly serrate; peristome teeth with palisade-like appendages.................................................................................................................................... 2. Palisadula
 
 
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