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Published In: Moosflora des Harzes 320. 1903. (Moosfl. Harz.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: R.-L. Hu & Y.-F. Wang (eds.) 2005 (Pl. 25, figs. 1–12).
Map: Hygrohypnum molle (Hedw.) Loeske (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on wet rocks near streams; alt. 2900–3400 m.
Distribution: China, India, Russia (Siberia), Caucasus, Greenland, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/5/2009)
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Chinese specimens examined: Henan: Ji-yuan Co., Xixiang Normal College 1195 (MO). Jiangxi: Mt. Wuyi, M.-C. Ji 5328 (IFSBH). Jilin: Wang-qing Co., C. Gao & G.-C. Chang 8897 (IFSBH). Liaoning: Huan-ren Co., T. Cao & J.-Y. Feng 39278 (IFSBH); Kuan-dian Co., Y.-H. Wu 1185 (IFSBH), Buck 23798 (NY); Xin-bin Co., T. Cao s.n. (IFSBH). Shaanxi: Mt. Taibai, Z.-P. Wei 5626 (WUK). Sichuan: Markam Co., Redfearn 35071 (MO). Xinjiang: Mt. Bogeda, S.-E. Liu 3507 (MO, PE), J.-C. Zhao 2758, 2966 (both in IFSBH). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., Q.-W. Wang 6890, 6907 (both in PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/5/2009)
general taxon notes:

Hygrohypnum molle is very close to H. tsurugizamicum Cardot, an endemic species to Japan.


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5. Hygrohypnum molle (Hedw.) Loeske   圆叶水灰藓   yuan ye shui hui xian  
Moosfl. Harz. 320. 1903. Amblystegium molle (Hedw.) Lindb., Musci Scand. 33. 1879. Limnobium molle (Hedw.) Schimp. in B.S.G., Bryol. Eur. 6: 69. 1853. Hypnum molle Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 273. 1801. Type: Scotland.
Hygrohypnum dilatatum (Wilson) Loeske, Moosfl. Harz. 320. 1903. Platyhypnum dilatatum (Wilsson) Loeske, Hedwigia 50: 243. 1911. Hypnum dilatatum Wilson in Schimp., Syn. Musc. Eur. (ed. 2): 776. 1876.
Plants small to rather large, green or yellowish green, glossy. Stems prostrate, irregularly branched; branches ascending, elongate, to 2–3 cm long. Stem leaves erect or spreading above, 0.8–2.0 mm × ca. 0.9 mm, elliptical to subcordate, obtuse at apex; margins entire or serrulate near apex; costae short, double, vanishing at 1/4–3/4 the leaf length; median leaf cells linear, 45–60 mm × 3–4 mm; apical and submarginal cells shorter; basal cells thick-walled, porose; alar cells subquadrate to shortly rectangular, forming an indistinct group. Autoicous. Setae 12–15 mm long, reddish brown; capsules reddish brown, cylindrical, curved; endostome segments carinate; cilia 1–2, shorter than or as long as the segments, nodulose. Spores 11–13 mm in diameter, minutely papillose.


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