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Published In: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 25(5): 225. 1898. (Bull. Torrey Bot. Club) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Cirriphyllum piliferum (Hedw.) Grout (Figs. 11–19.)
Map: Cirriphyllum piliferum (Hedw.) Grout (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: often on rotten wood and on rocks; alt. 2240–4040 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Russia, and North America.


Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: He-shan Co., K.-H. Cai 878, 2485 (both in HSNU); Mt. Huangshan, P.-C. Chen 7487 (PE). Gansu: Mt. Xinglong, Q.-W. Zhang 128 (IFSBH). Guizhou: Guiyang City, C. Gao 40174, 40201Heilongjiang: S.-E. Liu 3890 (IFSBH). Hunan: Mt. Wugan, T. Cao 42370 (IFSBH). Jilin: Mt. Changbai, C. Gao 1115 (IFSBH). Liaoning: Dandong City, X.-L. Ma 910517 (SHM); Mt. Laotuding, T. Cao (both in IFSBH).
335 (IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Da Xing An Ling (Mt.), C. Gao 879 (IFSBH); Mt. Helan, Z.-G. Tong 2011 (PE). Shaanxi: Mt. Qinling, Q. Huang 2242 (WUK); Mt. Taibai, Z.-P. Wei 6161 (WUK). Sichuan: A-ba Co., S. He 30991 (MO); Ma-er-kang Co., S. He 31186 (MO, PE); Nan-ping Co., S. He 30299 (MO); Ruo-er-gai Co., S. He 30822 (MO); Song-pan Co., S. He 30410 (MO); Ya-jiang Co., S. He 31941 (MO). Xinjiang: Mu-lei Co., D.-Z. Wang 624 (PE); Yili City, S.-L. Chen 4 (PE). Xizang: Bi-ru Co., K.-Y. Zhao 81a (HKAS); Ding-jie Co., Z.-C. Ni 121 (HKAS); Mo-zhu Co., J.-X. Luo 7596a (PE). Yunnan: Mt. Tianbao, X.-J. Li 81-1018 (HKAS). Zhejiang: West Tianmu, Y.-F. Wang 387 (HSNU).


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2. Cirriphyllum piliferum (Hedw.) Grout   毛尖藓   mao jian xian
Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 225. 1898. Paramyurium piliferum (Hedw.) Warnst., Krypt.-Fl. Brandenburg, Laubm. 777: 792. 1906. Brachythecium piliferum (Hedw.) Kindb., Canad. Rec. Sci. 6(2): 73. 1894. Hypnum piliferum Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 275. 1801. Type: Europe.
Plants soft, rather large, brightly green to yellowish green, glossy, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, slender, elongate, to 10 cm long, irregularly or subpinnately branched, with circinate branches, often simple, attenuate at tips. Stem leaves appressed when dry, erect-spreading when moist, ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–2.5 mm × 1.0–1.5 mm, slightly concave, plicate, gradually or somewhat abruptly narrowed to a long, slender apex; margins serrulate above, nearly entire below; costae slender, ending at mid-leaf or below; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal with more or less rounded ends, 45–60 µm × 6–7 µm, thin-walled; alar cells lax, shortly rectangular or quadrate; branch leaves smaller, ovate-lanceolate, 1.2–1.8 mm × 0.8–1.2 mm; margins serrulate above; costae ending below mid-leaf. Sporophytes not seen.


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