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Published In: Flora 8(5): 78. 1825. (7 Feb 1825) (Flora) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Tayloria acuminata Hornsch. (Figs. 1–6.)
Map: Tayloria acuminata Hornsch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on humus, nitrogen rich soil or animal droppings.
Distribution: China, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Shanxi: Ning-wu Co., W.-H. Wang 33 (IFSBH). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, Jin-ding, C. Gao 19386 (IFSBH). Xinjiang: Ni-le-ke Co., S. He 951127 (MO). Xizang: Mt. Ali, collector unknown (IFSBH).


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1. Tayloria acuminata Hornsch.  尖叶小壶藓   jian-ye xiao hu xian
Flora 8: 78. 1825. Tayloria splachnoides var. acuminata (Hornsch.) Hüb., Muscol. Germ. 96. 1833. Tayloria splachnoides subsp. acuminata (Hornsch.) Kindb., Skand. Bladmossfl. 89. 1903. Type. Switzerland: Schleicher s.n.
Plants small, 0.5–1.0 cm high, bright green to yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems erect, radiculose below, with reddish brown rhizoids. Leaves erect, contorted when dry, erect-spreading when moist, lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, somewhat concave and keeled, acuminate at apex; margins entire or remotely bluntly crenulate; costa yellowish green or somewhat reddish, ending below leaf apex; upper leaf cells lax, thin-walled, oblong-hexagonal, 60–120 µm × 40–45 µm, with 1–2 rows of narrowly enlarged cells at margins; lower cells rectangular, ca. 3–4:1 (length:width). Autoicous. Perichaetia without paraphyses. Setae 0.6–1.5 cm long, deeply yellowish; capsules erect to suberect, cylindrical, with well developed apophyses, 1.0–1.5 mm long; opercula short-conic, 0.5–0.6 mm long, with a blunt, often somewhat oblique rostrum; annuli none; peristome teeth 16, inserted below the mouth, minutely papillose. Calyptrae not seen. Spores 15–18 µm in diameter.


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