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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum, Supplementum Primum 1: 136, pl. 35 [right]. 1811. (Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 1) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Zander 1993 (Pl. 88, figs. 10–14).

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Map: Tortula mucronifolia Schwägr. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on rocks, soil in grasslands or on forest ground, often mixed with other mosses.
Distribution: China, Mongolia, Japan, Central Asia, Russia, Europe, Africa, and North America.

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Chinese specimens examined: Gansu: Yu-zhong Co., Xing-lung Shan (Mt.), L.-X. Zhen 14 (PE). Hebei: Bei-tai (Mt.), Q.-W. Wang 950 (PE); Dong-ling (Mt.), K.-J. Guan 192 (PE); Xi-ling (Mt.), Q.-W. Wang 1600 (MO, PE); Wei Co., Y.-C. Zhao 2 (PE). Nei Mongol: Da-qing Shan (Mt.), Z.-G. Tong 812 (MO, PE); He-lan Co., Z.-G. Tong 2158 (PE). Qinghai: Gong-he Co., F.-G. Lu 30546 (PE). Shanghai: Song-jiang Co., J.-L. Bi 41 (PE). Xinjiang: Urumqi Co., R.-C. Qin 0610 (MO, PE).


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3. Tortula mucronifolia Schwaegr.   无疣墙藓 wu-you qiang xian
Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 1, 1: 136. f. 34. 1811. Desmatodon mucronifolius (Schwaegr.) Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 37. 1859. Syntrichia mucronifolia (Schwaegr.) Brid., Muscol. Recent. Suppl. 4: 97. 1818 [1819]. Type. Europe.
Plants small, 4–10 mm high, green or yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems erect, simple or branched at base. Leaves contorted-curved when dry, spreading when moist, oblong or oblong-obovate, abruptly acute, 2.5–3.5 mm long; margins entire, plane or only slightly recurved near base, bordered by a few rows of thick-walled cells; costa slender, excurrent as a long, yellowish awn; upper leaf cells subquadrate to rounded-hexagonal, 10–21 µm in diameter, smooth, walls more thickened at corners; basal cells elongate-rectangular, smooth, thin-walled. Autoicous. Setae straight, 15–17 mm long, reddish brown; capsules slightly curved, cylindrical, 3.5–4.0 mm long; peristome teeth linear, twisted, reddish brown; basal membrane high, nearly half as long as the teeth; annuli consisting of 2 rows of vesiculose cells, persistent; opercula conic-subulate with a long beak. Spores 13–15 µm in diameter, yellowish green, smooth or finely papillose.


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