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Published In: Die Laubmoose Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz 3: 269. 1897. (Laubm. Deutschl.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: R.-L. Hu & Y.-F. Wang (eds.) 2005 (Pl. 97, figs. 11–19).

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Map: Plagiothecium curvifolium Schlieph. ex Limpr. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on soil; alt. 100–3000 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Europe, North America, and Africa.

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Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Mt. Wuyi, D.-K. Li & C.-H. Gao 11564, 13263, 13337Hubei: Mt. Shennongjia, P.-C. Wu 174b (MO). Hunan: Zhangjiajie City, D.-K. Li 15259 (SHM). Jiangsu: Yi-xing Co., D.-K. Li 19602 (SHM). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, Raven & C.-J. Chen 81 (MO). Yunnan: Fu-gong Co., Shevock 25466 (CAS, MO). Zhejiang: Mt. Tiantong, Z.-L. Liu 30675 (SHM). (all in SHM).

Notes     (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
general taxon notes:
Plagiothecium curvifolium is similar to P. laetum Schimp., but differs by the leaves distinctly broader above mid-leaf, the reddish setae, and the sharp-pointed opercula.


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2. Plagiothecium curvifolium Schlieph. ex Limpr.   弯叶棉藓   wan ye mian xian
Laubm. Deutschl. 3: 269. 1897. Plagiothecium denticulatum var. curvifolium (Limpr.) Meyl., Bull. Soc. Vaud. Sci. Nat., ser. 5, 41: 151. 1905. Type: Europe.
Plants small to medium-sized, green or yellowish green, glossy, often in dense mats. Stems prostrate, irregularly branched; leafy branches complanate, 5–15 mm × 1.3–3.0 mm; central strand not clearly differentiated. All leaves complanate or nearly so, not concave, ovate-lanceolate, 1.0–1.5 mm × ca. 0.5 mm, distinctly asymmetric, gradually acuminate or shortly acuminate; margins plane or narrowly reflexed on one side, entire or minutely serrulate near the apex; costae forked, slender; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 80–160 µm × 6–8 µm; apical cells shorter; basal cells broader, shorter, often porose; alar regions decurrent, consisting of 2–4 rows of hyaline, often rectangular cells. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves ovate, shortly acuminate; costae not distinct. Setae 8–15 mm long, reddish or reddish brown; capsules usually horizontal, cylindrical, curved, 1.5–2.0 mm long; opercula conic-rostrate, with a short beak; annuli developed, consisting of 2 rows of cells; cilia 2–3, nodulose. Spores 9–13 µm in diameter, papillose.


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