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Published In: Bryologia Silesiaca 89. 1869. (Bryol. Siles.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: C. Gao (ed.) 1994 (Pl. 45, figs. 11–16).
Map: Brachydontium trichodes (F. Weber) Milde (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on moist, acid rocks or on sandy soil.
Distribution: China, Ukraine, Europe, and North America.

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Chinese specimen examined: Sichuan: Mu-li Co., C. Gao s.n. (IFSBH).

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The leaves of this species can be confused with those of Ditrichum and Seligeria, but the presence of very small plants, oblong-cylindric and striate capsules, straight rostrate opercula, very short, often papillose peristome teeth, and the presence of large, compound annuli are significant differences. 


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1. Brachydontium trichodes (Web.) Milde   短齿藓 duan-chi xian
Bryol. Siles., 89, 1869. Gymnostomum trichodes Web., Arch. Syst. Nat. 1(1): 124. 1804. Brachyodon trichodes (Web.) Fürnr., Flora 10 (1) Beibl. 3: 112. 1827. Brachyodus trichodes (Web.) Nees, Hornsch. & Sturm, Bryol. Germ., 2(2): 5. 1831. Type. Germany: Weber s.n.
Plants very small, 1–2 mm high, dull, yellowish brown. Stems erect or ascending, often simple. Leaves erect, in many rows, sometimes flattened and pseudodistichous, not altered when dry, linear-lanceolate, 1.0–1.5(–2) mm long; margins entire, sometimes irregularly serrulate at the shoulders; costa strong, filling most of the subula, excurrent; leaf cells obscure, subquadrate, thick-walled, smooth at shoulders, becoming short-rectangular below, rather laxly oblong-rhomboidal, pale at the insertion. Setae 2.0–2.5 mm long, erect, yellow, twisted above when dry; capsules cylindric, 0.4–0.5 mm long, yellow to pale brown, striate when dry; opercula rostrate, 0.3–0.4 mm long; annuli well developed, compound, 2–3 rows of large cells, deciduous when mature; peristome teeth very short, lanceolate or blunt to truncate, hyaline or pale yellow, faintly to densely papillose or sometimes smooth. Spores 8–12 µm, smooth, pale-yellow.
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