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Published In: Icones Plantarum 1(1): pl. 19, f. 5. 1837[1836]. (Icon. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 5, figs. 8–15).
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Map: Pohlia flexuosa Hook. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Habitat: on soil or thin soil over rocks or soil walls; alt. 1700–2600 m.
Distribution: China, Southeast Asia, and North and South America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: Mt. Huang, D.-K. Li 457 (HKAS, SHM). Chongqing: Y.-X. Xiong G50a (HKAS). Fujian: Mt. Wuyi, P.-J. Lin 2458 (HKAS, IBSC). Guangdong: Shi-xing Co., P.-J. Lin 5674 (HKAS, IBSC). Guangxi: Tian-lin Co., C. Gao 2373 (HKAS, IFSBH). Guizhou: Mt. Leigong, S.-Z. Jiang 10180 (HKAS). Hunan: Da-rong City, D.-K. Li 17050 (HKAS, SHM). Jiangsu: Nan-tong City, P.-P. Lin et al. 2886 (HKAS). Sichuan: Li Co., X.-J. Li 1746 (HKAS). Taiwan: Ilan Co., C.-C. Chuang 1978 (MO); Kao-hsiung Co., C.-C. Chuang 1012 (MO); Mt. Yang-ming, E .S. 2019 (HKAS, TAI), Sawada 23607 (HKAS, TAI); Tai-pei Co., M.-J. Lai 8380 (MO). Xinjiang: Qing-he forest station, R.-L. Zhu 93022 (HKAS, HSNU). Yunnan: De-qin Co., D.-C. Zhang 331 (HKAS); Kunming City, Koponen 37614 (H, MO).


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8. Pohlia flexuosa Hook.   疣齿丝瓜藓   you chi si gua xian
Icon. Pl. 1: 19. f. 5. 1836. Webera flexuosa (Hook.) Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 66. 1859, hom. illeg. Type: the Himalayas.
Pohlia scabridens (Mitt.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 552. 1903. Webera scabridens (Mitt.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1873–1874: 130. 1875. Bryum scabridens Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 8: 151. 1864.
Pohlia subflexuosa Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 131: 213. 1923. Webera subflexuosa (Broth.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2) 11: 530. 1925.
Webera subcompactula P.-C. Chen, Contr. Inst. Biol. Natl. Centr. Univ. 1: 5. 1943, hom. illeg.
Plants small to medium-sized, 10–20 mm high or higher, green or yellowish green or brownish, in loose or dense tufts. Stems erect, often branched, with brownish rhizoids at base. Leaves rather dense, flexuous or curved when dry, spreading when moist, lanceolate, 1.3–2.2 mm × 0.4–0.6 mm, slenderly acuminate at apex; margins plane, sometimes recurved, serrulate above the middle; costae slender, percurrent, reddish brown; median leaf cells linear or nearly so, 60–100 µm × 6–9 µm; thin-walled to rather thick-walled; apical and basal cells shorter than the median cells. Gemmae numerous, sometimes few, green or brown, slenderly clavate to elongate-cylindrical. Dioicous. Antheridia small. Perichaetial leaves slender, flexuous, usually 2–4 mm long. Setae 2–4 cm long, reddish or brownish; capsules inclined, horizontal to pendulous, ovoid to pyriform, neck short, shrunk when dry; mouth narrower than urn; opercula conic, distinctly rostrate; peristome double; endostome segments linear, perforate; basal membrane very low; cilia rudimentary or absent. Spores 15–22 µm in diameter.


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