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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 763. 1905. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Contributor: Jia, Yu

Notes     (Last Modified On 12/16/2011)
general taxon notes:
Brotherus (1925) recognized two genera, Neolindbergia M. Fleisch. and Prionodon Müll. Hal. in the Prionodontaceae; both genera do not occur in China. The genus Neolindbergia has been placed in the Pterobryaceae (Buck & Goffinet 2000), which is followed here, whereas other authors still retained Neolindbergia in the Prionodontaceae (Akiyama et al. 1991; Enroth 1991a). Noguchi (1936b) added a third genus, Taiwanobryum Nog., to the Prionodontaceae. The latter is sometimes placed in the Leptodontaceae (Buck & Goffinet 2000), but it is treated here following Akiyama et al. (1991).

 

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Prionodontaceae
毛藓科  mao xian ke
by Jia Yu
 
 
Plants large to robust, more or less glossy, in loose mats. Primary stems thick, elongate, prostrate, forming stoloniferous stems, with dense brownish rhizoids; secondary stems erect, simple or densely irregularly branched; paraphyllia present; a central strand differentiated or absent. Leaves crowded, appressed or contorted when dry, fragile, erect-spreading or almost squarrose when moist, elongate-ovate-lanceolate, concave or undulate, short or narrowly long acuminate; margins plane, entire or irregularly dentate; costae single, percurrent or ending below the apex; upper leaf cells rounded-quadrate or oblong, sometimes rectangular, smooth or papillose, gradually elongate or narrowly elongate toward the base, smooth; alar cells differentiated, consisting of several rows of oblong or quadrate cells. Autoicous or dioicous. Perigonia large, bud-like, axillary. Perichaetia on terminal short branches; perichaetial leaves differentiated. Setae elongate, mammillose; capsules erect, symmetric, smooth; opercula conic, obliquely short-rostrate; annuli differentiated; stomata present at apophyses, superficial; peristome double or single; exostome teeth well developed, with a zigzagged median line on the outer surface, trabeculate on the inner surface, densely coarsely papillose; endostome segments often reduced; basal membrane low; cilia absent. Calyptrae cucullate, naked. Spores spherical, minutely papillose.
 

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Only Taiwanobryum is known from China.

 

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