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Published In: Prodromus Florae Hercyniae 64. 1836. (Prodr. Fl. Hercyn.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2000 (Pl. 30, figs. 8–14).
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Map: Physcomitrium pyriforme (Hedw.) Hampe (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on forest ground or moist soil near farmlands.
Distribution: China, Russia, Europe, Northern Africa, North America, and Australia.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/16/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Heilongjiang: Harbin City, Sikewoercuofu 392 (HKAS). Jiangsu: Nan-jing City, Y.-X. Lin 8427 (HKAS, PE). Shanghai: Jia-ding Co., D.-K. Li 1975 (HKAS, SHM); Jin-shan Co., D.-K. Li 931, 1034 (HKAS, SHM); Shang-hai Co., D.-K. Li 1942, 2013 (HKAS, SHM).


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5. Physcomitrium pyriforme (Hedw.) Hampe   梨蒴立碗藓   li-shuo li-wan xian
Linnaea 11: 80. 1837. Gymnostomum pyriforme Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 38. 1801. Type. Europe.
Plants small to medium-sized, 8–15 mm high, yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems simple, 5–12 mm long. Leaves usually crowded at stem tips, rosulate, 2–5 mm long, often contorted when dry, erect-patent when moist, oblong-ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate to acute at apex; margins plane or slightly broadly incurved above, bluntly serrulate above, bordered by 1–2 rows of narrower or linear cells; costa percurrent or shortly excurrent as a short apiculus; upper and median leaf cells oblong-hexagonal, 25–43 µm × 18–22 µm; basal cells elongate, oblong-rectangular, 50–60 µm × 18–20 µm; basal angular cells usually inflated into 2–3 rows. Autoicous or polygamous. Setae yellowish red, 6–14 mm long; capsules reddish brown, long-pyriform to globose-pyriform, ca. 1.5 mm long, mouth wide, ca. 0.9–1.3 mm in diameter, neck distinctly developed, ca. 0.4–0.5 mm long; opercula not seen; annuli not seen; peristome absent. Calyptrae not seen. Spores spherical, yellowish brown, 24–50 µm in diameter, densely and spinulosely papillose.
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