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Published In: Revue Bryologique 20(1/2): 16. 1893. (Rev. Bryol.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Claopodium contains about 8 species in the world mostly occuring in East Asia, with two species from North America, and one from Europe. Species usually grow on tree trunks or rocks, rarely on soil. Seven species are treated for China in this study. Claopodium crispifolium (Hook.) Ren. & Card. reported from Zhejiang province by R.-L. Hong & R.-L. Hu (1984) and Y.-M. Fang & Koponen (2001) cannot be confirmed.
 

 

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5. Claopodium (Lesq. & Jam.) Ren. & Card. 麻羽藓属 ma-yu xian shu
Rev. Bryol. 20: 16. 1893. Hypnum subg. Claopodium Lesq. & Jam., Man. Mosses N. America 317, 327. 1884.
 
Plants small to medium-sized, sometimes delicate light green or yellowish green, brownish green when old, not shining, forming lax interwoven mats. Stems creeping or ascending, pinnately or irregularly branched, smooth or rarely papillose; central strand absent; paraphyllia mostly lacking. Stem leaves and branch leaves slightly to clearly differentiated; stem leaves loosely arranged, usually circinate when dry; ascending when moist, prolonged into a lanceolate or filiform acumen from an ovate or triangularly ovate base, rarely flexuous; leaf margins erect or slightly involute, serrate or serrulate; costa rigid, excurrent or vanishing below leaf apex, smooth or papillose on back; leaf cells rhomboidal, hexagonal or oblong ovate, opaque, unipapillose or finely multipapillose; marginal cells rather long and smooth; basal cells long and hyaline; branch leaves rather small, short, rarely revolute or flexuous above. Dioicous. Inner perichaetial leaves ovate-lanceolate prolonged into a narrow acumen. Setae slender, smooth or roughened; capsules oblong ovoid, brown, inclined to pendulous; annuli differentiated; opercula conic with beaks; peristome double; exostome teeth lightly yellow, bordered, striate and trabeculate; endostome smooth or finely papillose, the segments as long as the teeth, lanceolate, keeled; cilia 2–3, nodulose. Calyptrae cucullate, aciliate.
 

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1. Stems and branches papillose; leaf cells multipapillose.........................................5. C. pellucinerve
1. Stems and branches not papillose; leaf cells unipapillose.........................................................2
2. Leaf cells papillose at the upper corner.....................................................7. C. rugulosifolium
2. Leaf cells papillose in the center.........................................................................................3
3. Stem leaves and branch leaves clearly differentiated............................................................4
3. Stem leaves and branch leaves only slightly differentiated....................................................5
4. Leaf margins mostly recurved.................................................................2. C. assurgens
4. Leaf margins usually plane.....................................................................4. C. leptopteris
5. Costa slender, ending at 2/3 the leaf length.............................................3. C. gracillimum
5. Costa stout, ending below just below the leaf apex.............................................................6
6. Leaf cells longer, ovate or rhomboid.......................................................1. C. aciculum
6. Leaf cells short, hexagonal or nearly rectangular.....................................6. C. prionophyllum
 
 
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