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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 4: 1351. 1923. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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The genus consists of about 25 species in the world, mainly distributed in warm regions in Asia. Three species are known in China.
 

 

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7. Glossadelphus Fleisch.   扁锦藓属   bian jin xian shu
Musci Buitenzorg 4: 1351. 1923.
 
Plants mostly slender, rarely robust, green or yellowish green, slightly glossy. Stems prostrate, elongate with caespitose rhizoids, usually somewhat pinnately branched; branches short, often complanate. Leaves oblong-ovate to ligulate, obtuse at apex, rarely acute, asymmetric; lateral leaves broad, concave, ventral leaves narrower; margins entire or serrulate; costae short or absent; leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, prorate or unipapillose to pluripapillose. Dioicous, rarely autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves lanceolate, usually acuminate. Setae slender, elongate, smooth, rarely papillose above; capsules suberect, ovoid, arcuate, apophyses short; opercula conic, shortly, straight rostrate; annuli differentiated; peristome double; exostome teeth lanceolate, fused at base, divided above, cross-striate below, hyaline, papillose above on outer surface, trabeculate on inner surface; endostome segments papillose, yellowish, perforate along the median line; basal membrane high; cilia 1–2, shorter than segments. Calyptrae cucullate. Spores green, smooth or papillose.
 
 

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1. Leaf margins double toothed....................................................................................1. G. bilobatus
1. Leaf margins single toothed.............................................................................................2
2. Leaves obtuse at apex; median leaf cells ca. 20 µm long, with sharp, unforked papillae...... 2. G. glossoides
2. Leaves round-obtuse or truncate at apex; median leaf cells more than 50 µm long, with forked papillae;.
.........................................................................................................................3. G. lingulatus
 

 

 
 
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