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Published In: Bryologia Silesiaca 48. 1869. (Bryol. Siles.) Name publication detail

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Dicranoweisia is distributed in nearly all alpine-temperate regions of the world, including Antarctica. The genus consists of about twenty-five species in the world. Three species are known from China.


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16. Dicranoweisia Lind. ex Milde   卷毛藓属 juan-mao xian shu
Bryol. Siles. 48. 1869.
Plants usually small, dull, dark green or yellowish brown, in dense tufts. Stems erect, branched, often radiculose at base; central strand present. Leaves flexuose, crispate when dry, patent to spreading when moist, lanceolate-subulate, gradually tapered to an acuminate apex; margins entire, recurved above the middle; costa narrow, subpercurrent; upper leaf cells small, subquadrate, smooth or sometimes longitudinally ridged (striate); basal cells elongate, rectangular or linear, subquadrate toward the margins; alar cells differentiated or absent. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves convolute-sheathing at base, with or without pointed apices. Setae solitary, straight and elongate; capsules erect, symmetric, oblong-ovoid to cylindric, more or less wrinkled when dry; opercula obliquely long-rostrate; annuli present or none; stomata present; peristome teeth 16, inserted well below the mouth, undivided or slightly forked, often papillose throughout. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth, entire at base. Spores spherical, smooth or nearly so.

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1. Inner perichaetial leaves with a long-sheathing base and a shortly attenuate or obtuse apex....... 2. D. crispula
1. Inner perichaetial leaves with a short-sheathing base and an elongate, subulate, and pointed apex.................. 2
2. Leaf cells smooth; alar cells not differentiated......................................1. D. cirrata
2. Leaf cells finely striate; alar cells differentiated.....................................3. D. indica
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