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Published In: Bryologia Europaea 1: 93 (fasc. 33–36. Mon. 1). 1846. (Bryol. Eur.) Name publication detail

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10. Eucladium Bruch & Schimp. in B. S. G.  艳枝藓属   yan-zhi xian shu
Bryol. Eur. 1: 93. 1846. 
Plants small to medium-sized, dark green to yellowish green or brownish, in dense tufts or cushions. Stems erect, usually branched; in cross section, with five ridges, central strand absent. Leaves slightly contorted when dry, erect-spreading when moist, oblong-ovate at the base, gradually narrowed toward the apex, narrowly lanceolate, rounded or blunt at the apex; margins plane, entire at the leaf base, serrate above the base; costa stout, percurrent, with 2 stereid bands; upper leaf cells small, green, rounded-quadrate, thick-walled, papillose; basal cells larger, irregularly rectangular, thin-walled, smooth, hyaline, marginal cells linear. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves slightly larger than stem leaves. Setae slender, straight; capsules erect, elliptic-cylindrical; annuli poorly developed, of one row of cells, persistent; peristome teeth yellowish brown, slightly twisted counterclockwise, 2–3-divided to the middle, irregularly perforate, densely papillose; opercula conic, obliquely rostrate. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores pale yellowish, smooth.

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Two species have since been placed in Eucladium, but E. irroratum (Mitt.) Jaeg. was transferred to Tetracoscinodon by Zander (1993). Eucladium is now considered to be a monotypic genus.
1. Eucladium verticillatum (Hedw. in Brid.) Bruch & Schimp. in B. S. G.
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