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Published In: Bryologia Europaea 2: 19 (fasc. 33–36. Monogr. 3). 1846. (Bryol. Eur.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: C. Gao (ed.) 1994 (Pl. 44, figs. 7–11).
Map: Blindia acuta (Hedw.) Bruch & Schimp. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on soil over rocks or in crevices of cliffs.
Distribution: China, Nepal, Japan, Russian Far East, Europe, North and Central America, and Africa.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/5/2009)
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Selected Chinese specimens examined: Guizhou: Suiyang Co., C. Gao & J.-Y. Feng 33569 (IFSBH). Hebei: Xing Long Co., J.-X. Ji 968 (IFSBH). Hubei: Shennongjia (Mt.), G.-C. Zhang & E.-Z. Bai 34617 (IFSBH). Jilin: Jiaohe Co., C. Gao 1639 (IFSBH). Liaoning: Benxi Co., C. Gao & G.-C. Zhang 83400 (IFSBH). Shaanxi: Hua Shan (Mt.), C. Gao 16869 (IFSBH). Sichuan: Ya An Co., Q. Li 848 (IFSBH).

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Blindia acuta is similar to certain species of Ditrichum and Campylopus in some ways, but the presence of smooth, essentially entire peristome segments, a slender, narrow costa, a shorter seta, and obovoid capsules are significant differences.


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1. Blindia acuta (Hedw.) Bruch & Schimp. in B.S.G.   小穗藓 xiao-sui xian
Bryol. Eur. 2: 19. 1846. Weisia acuta Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 71. 1801. Type. In montonsis Angliae & Norwegiae.
Plants medium-sized to large, slender, 2–10 cm high, greenish yellow to brown below, usually rather shiny, in loose tufts. Stems erect, branched or unbranched, rhizoids at base; central strand absent. Leaves erect to erect-spreading or falcate-secund, evenly spaced in rows, lanceolate, broad at base, gradually subulate, 1.5–3.5 mm long; margins erect or slightly incurved, entire, sometimes slightly serrulate at the tip; costa single, slender, ca. 1/5 leaf width at base, filling most of subula from the middle of leaves, long-excurrent, smooth; upper cells subquadrate to irregularly rectangular, thick-walled, basal cells oblong to oblong-linear, incrassate, yellowish brown, alar cells well-differentiated, forming distinct group, inflated, brownish. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves abruptly subulate from a broadly sheathing base. Setae 5–8 mm long, yellowish brown, straight when dry, flexuose-curved above when wet; capsules exserted, obovoid to shortly pyriform, short neck present, contracted below the mouth when dry; exothecial cells irregularly shaped; opercula obliquely rostrate from a conic base; annuli absent; peristome teeth lanceolate, entire or more or less split at the tip, smooth, yellowish brown. Spores not seen.
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