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Published In: Archiv des Vereins der Freunde der Naturgeschichte in Mecklenburg 47: 129. 1893. (Arch. Vereins Freunde Naturgesch. Mecklenburg) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Struckia argentata (Mitt.) Müll. Hal. (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Struckia argentata (Mitt.) Müll. Hal. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks; alt. unknown.
Distribution: China, Nepal, Sikkim, and India.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Yunnan: collector unknown V246 (PE); Da-li Co., Handel-Mazzetti 2997 (MO); Li-jiang Co., Rock 246 (MO); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn & Y.-G. Su 733, 738, 999 (all in MO).


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1. Struckia argentata(Mitt.) C. Müll.   牛尾藓   niu wei xian
Arch. Vereins Freunde Naturgesch. Mecklenburg 47: 129. 1893. Pterogoniella argentata (Mitt.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1875–76: 212. 1877. Maschalocarpus argentatus Hampe in Par., Index Bryol. 792. 1897, nom. illeg. Hypnum argentatum Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 77. 1859.
Struckia argentata var. enervis (Broth.) B. C. Tan, W. R. Buck & Ignatov, Lindbergia 16: 102. 1990 [1992]. Cephalocladium enerve (Broth.) Abramova & Abramov, Novosti Sist. Nizsh. Rast. 18: 185. 1981. Fabronia enervis Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 133: 580. 1924.
Struckia argyreola C. Müll., Arch. Vereins Freunde Naturgesch. Mecklenburg 47: 130. 1893.
Struckia mollis Besch. in Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 895. 1907, nom. nud.
Struckia pallescens C. Müll., Arch. Vereins Freunde Naturgesch. Mecklenburg 47: 130. 1893.
Plants medium-sized, grayish green, glossy, in low mats. Main stems creeping, terminal branches gradually becoming slender; rhizoids reddish. Leaves erect, ovate-lanceolate, concave, narrowly acuminate, becoming cuspidate, or variable in length, ca. 1.60 × 0.67 mm; leaf margins almost entire; costae short, forked; leaf cells linear, apical and median cells ca. 80 µm × 7–8 mm; basal cells irregularly rectangular, loosely arranged, ca. 48 × 12 mm. Monoicous. Sporophytes on the base of branches. Inner perichaetial leaves similar to vegetative leaves in shape, but straight. Setae erect, ca. 2 cm long; capsules erect or curved, ovoid to cylindrical, ca. 2.4 mm ´ 0.8 mm; opercula small, conical; annuli persistent; peristome single, exostome teeth ca. 200 mm high, papillose, with a median line. Spores ca. 25 mm in diameter, papillose.


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