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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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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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