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Publicado en: Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 8: 5. 1864. (J. Linn. Soc., Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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The genus Sematophyllum consists of some 150 species in the world, mostly found in tropical regions. Three species are known from China.
 
 

 

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17. Sematophyllum Mitt.   锦藓属   jin xian shu
J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 8: 5. 1864. Hypnum sect. Sematophyllum (Mitt.) Ångstr., Öfvers. Förh. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. 30(5): 149. 1873.
 
Plants slender or robust, glossy, often in interwoven patches. Stems prostrate, irregularly or pinnately branched; rhizoids usually present. Leaves patent-spreading, sometimes slightly secund, ovate, oblong-ovate, or ovate-lanceolate, slightly concave, acute, acuminate or constricted into a filiform acumen, sometimes obtuse with short points; costae weak or absent; leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, sometimes rhomboidal or oblong-oval, smooth; alar region clearly differentiated, consisting of elongate-inflated cells. Autoicous, rarely dioicous. Inner perichaetial leaves elongate, filiform at apex. Setae elongate, reddish, smooth; capsules erect or horizontal, ovoid or oblong-ovoid; opercula conic at base, very slenderly rostrate at apex; peristome double; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, outer surface cross-striate, inner surface trabeculate; endostome segments as high as the exostome teeth, keeled along median line, yellowish; basal membrane high; cilia 1–2, sometimes reduced. Spores irregularly globose, green or yellowish, smooth or nearly so.
 
 

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1. Leaves mostly ovate to broadly lanceolate, acute to obtusely pointed, sometimes shortly acuminate at apex; upper leaf cells oval or rhomboidal, rarely oblong-oval (mostly less than 5:1)................. 3. S. subpinnatum
1. Leaves usually oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, long acuminate at apex; upper leaf cells oblong-oval to linear (mostly more than 5:1)......................................................................................................2
2. Branch leaves narrowly lanceolate, ca 0.2–0.3 mm wide; apices long acuminate, sharply pointed; apical leaf cells with narrow and long lumina............................................................................... 1. S. phoeniceum
2. Branch leaves lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, more than 0.3 mm wide; apices acute to acuminate, not sharply pointed; apical leaf cells with short and broad lumina............................................ 2. S. subhumile
 
 
 
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