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Published In: Öfversigt af Förhandlingar: Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien 19(10): 606. 1862[1863]. (Öfvers. Förh. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad.) Name publication detail
 

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The genus consists of six species in the world (Crosby et al. 2000), mostly occurring in high mountain regions. Four species are found in China.

 

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8. Plagiobryum Lindb.   平蒴藓属   ping shuo xian shu
Öfvers. Förh. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. 19: 606. 1863.
 
Plants small, in dense tufts. Stems simple or sparsely, irregularly branched, with rhizoids at base. Leaves usually imbricate, rounded-ovate to oblong-ovate; margins plane, entire; costae ending in the apex or nearly percurrent; median leaf cells lax, thin-walled, hexagonal, becoming narrower near margins, but borders not differentiated; basal cells lax. Dioicous. Setae short, straight or curved; capsules club-shaped to pyriform, curved, neck elongate, mouth oblique; stomata present; opercula low conic; annuli differentiated; peristome double; exostome teeth linear-lanceolate, papillose; endostome segments linear, perforate; basal membrane rather high; cilia rudimentary or absent. Calyptrae cucullate, naked. Spores spherical, densely papillose.
 

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1. Plants stout, densely covered with rhizoids throughout; leaf apex obtuse or cuspidate........... 3. P. japonicum
1. Plants slender, gracile, with rhizoids growing only on stem bases; leaf apex apiculate or setaceous............2
2. Plants whitish; leaves imbricate on stems; costae ending below leaf apex..................................... 4. P. zierii
2. Plants green or brownish green; leaves sparse on stems; costae excurrent................................. 3
3. Leaves elongate-ovate; costae long-excurrent.............................................................1. P. demissum
3. Leaves ovate; costae short-excurrent.........................................................................2. P. giraldii

 

 
 
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