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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 22. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Illustrations: X.-L. Bai 1997 (Pl. 60, figs. 1–6).

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Map: Phascum cuspidatum Hedw. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/13/2009)
Distribution:
Habitat: on rocks or soil.
Distribution: China, Mongolia, Russia, Europe, North America, and northern Africa.
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/13/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Nei Mongol: Ba-lin-you-qi, X.-L. Bai 220 (NMU). Sichuan: Song-pan Co., Allen 7090 (MO).

 

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1. Phascum cuspidatum Hedw.   球藓 qiu xian
Sp. Musc. Frond. 22. 1801. Type. Europe.
 
Plants minute, 1.3–2.0 mm high, light green or yellowish green, in loose or scattered tufts. Stems erect, usually simple; central strand absent. Leaves crowded, rosulate, appressed or slightly contorted when dry, erect-spreading when moist, ovate to obovate, 0.4–1.2 mm × 0.3–0.6 mm, acute to cuspidate at the apex; margins entire, plane or weakly revolute in the lower half; costa slender, long-excurrent, ending in a hyaline, piliferous awn, usually smooth or somewhat denticulate; upper leaf cells rounded quadrate to rhomboidal, 8–22 µm × 8–18 µm, thin-walled, usually with 1 to several C-shaped papillae, often with 2–3 rows of marginal cells smooth; basal cells enlarged, rectangular, 24–44 µm × 10–24 µm, smooth. Autoicous. Setae very short, 20–30 µm long, slightly curved; capsules immersed, globose, bluntly apiculate; opercula not developed; peristome none. Spores yellowish brown, 15–36 µm in diameter, densely papillose.
 
 
 


 

 
 
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