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Published In: Moss Flora of North America 2(3): 203. 1935. (Moss Fl. N. Amer.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: Noguchi 1988, fig. 193A.

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Map: Pohlia wahlenbergii (F. Weber & D. Mohr) A.L. Andrews (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Habitat: on soil in grasslands; alt. 3000–3800 m.

Distribution: China, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and North America.


Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Yenyüen Co., Handel-Mazzetti 2568 (H). Taiwan: Nan-tou Co., S. He 36202 (MO). Xinjiang: Ake-tao Co., Y. Fei 89-6 (HKAS). Xizang: Bo-mi Co., Y.-G. Su 833 (HKAS); Ji-long Co., S.-K. Chen 219 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is close to Pohlia ludwigii, but the latter has smaller plants, appressed stem leaves, and stronger leaf costae.


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25. Pohlia wahlenbergii (Web. & Mohr) Andrews in Grout    白色丝瓜藓   bai se si gua xian
Moss Fl. N. Amer. 2(3): 203. 1935. Mniobryum wahlenbergii (Web. & Mohr) Jenn., Man. Mosses W. Pennsylvania 146:18. 1913. Hypnum wahlenbergii Web. & Mohr, Bot. Taschenbuch 280. pl. 475. 1807. Type: Germany.
Mniobryum albicans (Wahlenb.) Limpr., Laubm. Deutschl. 2: 272. 1892, hom. illeg. Mnium albicans Wahlenb., Fl. Lapp. 353. 1812, nom. illeg.
Plants rather large, up to 30 mm high, pale green or yellowish green, somewhat reddish at base, not glossy, in dense tufts. Stems erect, slender, soft, loosely foliate. Leaves soft, lanceolate to narrowly oblong-ovate, 1.3–2.2 mm × 0.5–0.8 mm, acute at apex, slightly decurrent at base; margins plane, entire or only somewhat serrulate above; costae slender, ending below the apex; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 55–90 µm × 10–20 µm, thin-walled, somewhat narrower near margins; apical cells shorter than the median cells; basal cells more or less rectangular. Gemmae absent. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.
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