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Published In: Ottawa Naturalist 2(12): 156. 1889. (March 1889) (Ottawa Naturalist) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Pylaisia selwynii Kindb. (Figs. 1–14.)
Map: Pylaisia selwynii Kindb. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks.
Distribution: China, Korea, Mongolia, Europe, and North America.

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Chinese specimens examined: Hebei: Bei-tai, Q.-W. Wang 934 (PE); Wei-xian Co., Y.-C. Zhao 107 (PE). Heilongjiang: Xiao Xing An ling (Lesser Khingan Mt.), P.-C. Chen s.n. (PE). Jilin: An-tuo Co., Koponen 37141 (H, PE); Mt. Changbai, C. Gao 22241 (IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Da Xing An Ling (Greater Khingan Mt.), P.-C. Chen & C. Gao 979 (IFSBH), C. Gao 979a (MO). Sichuan: Ma-er-kang (Markham) Co., Allen 6941 (MO), Redfearn 34996 (MO). Yunnan: Ning-lang Co., X.-J. Li 489 (HKAS).


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7. Pylaisia selwynii Kindb.   北方金灰藓   bei-fang jin hui xian
Ottawa Naturalist 2: 156. 1889. Pylaisiella selwynii (Kind.) Crum, Steere & Anderson, Bryologist. 67: 164. 1964. Pylaisia schimperi Card., Bull. Herb. Boiss. 7: 373. 1899, nom. illeg. incl. spec. prior. Pylaisiella schimperi Grout, Moss. Handlens Micr. 49. 1900, nom. illeg. incl. spec. prior. Type: Canada. Ottawa, J. Macoun s.n.
Plants rather slender, small, green or yellowish green, somewhat glossy, in flattened mats. Stems creeping, irregularly branched, leafy branches densely foliate, curved when dry. Stem leaves and branch leaves similar, appressed when dry, erect spreading when moist, ovate-lanceolate, gradually acuminate toward apex, 0.8–1.1 mm × 0.30–0.46 mm; margins entire or serrulate near the apex; costae double, very short or indistinct; leaf cells linear; alar cells numerous, quadrate, in a group of 10–20 rows. Setae reddish brown, 6–12 mm long; capsules erect, cylindrical, 1–2 mm long, wrinkled when dry; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; annuli well developed, in 2–3 rows of inflated cells, persistent; peristome double; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, pale yellowish, smooth or papillose; endostome segments linear, somewhat longer than the teeth, papillose, often adherent to the teeth below the middle, free at the tips; basal membrane very low; cilia absent. Spores yellowish green, 15–19 µm in diameter, minutely papillose.


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