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Published In: Bryologia Britannicae 219. 1855. (Bryol. Brit.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Leptobryum pyriforme (Hedw.) Wilson (Figs. 6–15.)
Map: Leptobryum pyriforme (Hedw.) Wilson (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on wet soil in forests or on garden ground; alt. 1500–5500 m.
Distribution: China and worldwide.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Nanping City, R.-H. Huang 9202 (PE). Hainan: Mt. Diaoluo, C. Gao 2669 (HKAS, IFSBH). Hebei: Huo-shi-gou, Q.-W. Wang 1188 (HKAS). Heilongjiang: Da Xing An Ling (Greater Khingan Mt.), C. Gao 16, 788 (both in HKAS, IFSBH). Jiangsu: Nanjing City, S.-L. Li 8 (HKAS, NAS). Jilin: Mt. Changbai, C. Gao 7252, 7263 (both in HKAS, IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Ya-ke-shi City, X.-L. Bai 3322 (HIMC). Shanxi: Da-xi-gou, Z.-H. Liu 194 (HKAS). Sichuan: Ba-tang Co., S. He 31456 (MO). Taiwan: Hua-lien Co., Liu 4814 (MO); Tai-chung Co., Shevock 18002 (CAS, MO). Xinjiang: Qing-he Co., R.-L. Hu 93104, 93542 (HKAS, HSNU). Xizang: Long-zi Co., M. Zang 1060 (HKAS). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., D.-C. Zhang 4282a (HKAS); Kunming City, D.-C. Zhang 95-70 (HKAS).


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1. Leptobryum pyriforme (Hedw.) Wils.   薄囊藓   bo nang xian
Bryol. Brit. 219. 1855. Bryum pyriforme (Hedw.) Lam. & Cand., Fl. Franc. (ed. 3) 2: 501. 1805, hom. illeg. Hypnum pyriforme (Hedw.) Web. & Mohr, Index Mus. Pl. Crypt. 3. 1803. Mnium pyriforme (Hedw.) Funck, Crypt. Gew. Fichtelgeb. 3: 61. 1802. Webera pyriformis Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 169. 1801. Type: Germany.
Plants small, but elongate-slender, soft, ca. 10(–20) mm high, green to pale green, in loose tufts or compact. Stems at times with rhizoidal gemmae. Lower leaves smaller, upper leaves elongate, secund, flexuous, linear; margins plane, serrulate in the apex; costae strong, broad, ca. 1/3 to 1/2 the leaf width, filling most of the upper subula; leaf cells linear, upper cells 30–35 µm × 6.5 µm; basal cells irregularly quadrate or rectangular. Synoicous. Setae slender, 1.5–2.5 mm; capsules pyriform to elongate-pyriform, horizontal to pendulous; neck well developed; peristome double; endostome segments and cilia developed. Spores 15–28 µm in diameter, minutely papillose.


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