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Published In: Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 12: 24, 580. 1869. (J. Linn. Soc., Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Bryoxiphium generally consists of 3 (or 4) closely related species. X.-J. Li (1958) reported two species, Bryoxiphium norvegicum (Brid.) Mitt. and B. japonicum (Berggr.) Löve & Löve (= B. norvegicum ssp. japonicum) from mainland China. C. Chuang (1973) reported the latter species from Taiwan.


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1. Bryoxiphium Mitt.    虾藓属   xia xian shu
J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 12: 580. 1869, nom. cons.


The description of the genus is the same as that of its family.

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1. Plants 1–3 cm high; perichaetial leaves slightly serrulate at the tips; the dorsal lamella narrow, often consisting of one row of cells..................................................................... 1a. B. norvegicum ssp. norvegicum
1. Plants 3–5 cm high; perichaetial leaves clearly serrulate at the tips; the dorsal lamella wider, often consisting of 2–3 rows of elongate cells developed from the base to the apex.......... 1b. B. norvegicum ssp. japonicum
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