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Published In: Nova Guinea 12(2): 119–121. 1914. (Nova Guinea) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Brotherella consists of some 50 species in the world. Six species are known from China.


 

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2. Brotherella Loeske ex Fleisch.   小锦藓属   xiao jin xian shu
Nova Guinea 12 (2): 119. 1914.
 
Plants slender or robust, yellowish green or deeply green, rarely brownish green, glossy. Stems prostrate, densely branched. Leaves falcate, elongated rounded ovate, concave, long acuminate at apex; margins slightly recurved, serrulate above; costae often absent; leaf cells rhomboidal or narrowly rhomboidal; alar cells inflated, golden yellowish, with a few short, smaller, and hyaline cells above. Autoicous, rarely dioicous. Inner perichaetial leaves long-plicate, slenderly acuminate, serrulate above. Setae elongate, smooth; capsules often erect, oblong-ovoid, or cylindrical, slightly curved; opercula conic, shortly or long-rostrate; annuli differentiated, persistent; peristome double; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, outer surface cross-striate, inner surface trabeculate; endostome segments yellowish; basal membrane high; cilia often reduced. Spores medium-sized.
 
 

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1. Stem leaves broader near the base, strongly recurved at apex................................1. B. curvirostris
1. Stem leaves broader near the midleaf or above the base, erect or slightly recurved at apex................2
2. Plants caespitose or in mats; primary branches mostly long and slender.........................6. B. nictans
2. Plants neither caespitose nor in mats; primary branches not long and slender.........................3
3. Plants complanate...............................................................................................................4
3. Plants not complanate.........................................................................................................5
4. Leaves of stems and primary branches narrowly ovate-lanceolate, leaf acumen long, mostly falcate........
...........................................................................................................4. B. fauriei
4. Leaves of stems and primary branches broadly ovate-lanceolate, leaf acumen short, slightly falcate........
...........................................................................................................5. B. henonii
5. Plants slender; leafy stems less than 1.0 mm wide; leaves mostly falcate, narrowly ovate or ovate-lanceolate, not concave, less than 1.50 mm long excluding the acumen............................ 2. B. erythrocaulis
5. Plants stout; leafy stems more than 1.0 mm wide; leaves mostly erect-patent, oblong to broadly lanceolate, strongly concave, more than 1.75 mm long excluding the acumen....................3. B. falcata
 
 
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