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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 548. 1903. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Map: Pohlia orthocarpula (Müll. Hal.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on soil or thin soil over rocks; alt. unknown.
Distribution: endemic to China.

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Chinese specimens examined: no specimen was seen.


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20. Pohlia orthocarpula (C. Müll.) Broth.   直蒴丝瓜藓   zhi shuo si gua xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 548. 1903. Webera orthocarpula (C. Müll.) Par., Index Bryol. 1356. 1898. Bryum orthocarpulum C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 5: 168. 1898. Type: China. Shaanxi (Schen-si), Nov. 1896, Giraldi s.n.
Plants small, slender, up to 13 mm high, yellowish, in loose tufts. Stems simple, reddish, with dense, brownish rhizoids at base. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, broader at base, gradually acuminate; margins strongly recurved throughout, sparsely denticulate above; costae strong, percurrent, curved at the apex; leaf cells narrow, somewhat thick-walled; basal cells usually semi-transparent, thin-walled. Gemmae absent. Dioicous. Setae elongate; capsules erect or suberect, slightly curved, cylindrical, reddish brown; annuli narrow, persistent; peristome short, light color; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate; endostome segments slender (description adopted from the protologue, Müller 1898).
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