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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 4: 1415. 1923. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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The genus consists of eight species in the world. Two species were reported from Taiwan (Redfearn et al. 1996). No specimens are available for study. The following key and descriptions adopted from literature are provided here for reference only.
 

 

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26. Trachythecium Fleisch.   刺蒴藓属   ci shuo xian shu
Musci Buitenzorg 4: 1415. 1923.
 
Plants slender, green or dark yellowish green, slightly glossy, in dense mats. Stems interwoven, radiculose, usually regularly pinnately branched, branches short. Leaves straight or erect-spreading, falcate-secund, ovate-lanceolate, concave, slenderly acuminate; margins entire, bordered; costae indistinct or absent; leaf cells elongate-rhomboidal, distinctly prorate. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves ovate-lanceolate, gradually acuminate, entire. Setae elongate; capsules small, pendulous, ovoid or globose, exothecial cells mammillose, constricted below the mouth when dry; opercula conic, roughened, papillose, shortly rostrate; annuli developed, persistent; peristome double; exostome teeth yellowish brown, reddish and cross-striate below, papillose and pale above, trabeculate on the inner surface; endostome segments linear-lanceolate, papillose, perforate, with 1 cilium. Calyptrae cucullate. Spores yellowish green, nearly smooth.
 
 

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1. Branch leaves falcate-secund; margins weakly toothed at leaf apices....................1. T. micropyxis
1. Branch leaves erect; margins almost entire..........................................2. T. verrucosum var. binervulum
 
 
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