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Published In: Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 79: 760. 1966. (Bot. Mag. (Tokyo)) Name publication detail

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Eurohypnum differs from Homomallium by its stiff and glossy plants, serrulate leaves, very short to indistinct double costae in the perichaetial leaves, twisted setae and suberect to slightly inclined capsules (never horizontal), and shortly rostrate opercula.


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7. Eurohypnum Ando   美灰藓属   mei hui xian shu
Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 79: 760. 1966.
Plants somewhat robust, grayish green or yellowish green, in loose patches. Stems creeping, irregularly branched, somewhat julaceous; stem in cross section, with 3–4 rows of small, thick-walled cortical cells, central strand differentiated. Stem leaves and branch leaves similar, dense, erect-spreading when moist, appressed when dry, broadly ovate or oblong-ovate, concave, shortly or gradually acuminate, with erect or secund leaf apices; margins plane, usually recurved near leaf base, serrulate above; costae double, sometimes indistinct or absent; median and upper leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal; alar cells numerous, subquadrate or oblate. Dioicous. Inner perichaetial leaves lanceolate, long-acuminate, serrulate above, costae double or indistinct. Setae elongate, usually twisted toward right when dry; capsules suberect or slightly inclined, oblong-ellipsoidal; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; annuli well developed, in 2 rows; perfect double peristome; exostome teeth broad-lanceolate, pale yellowish, cross-striolate and papillose on the dorsal surfaces, hyaline at apex, trabeculate on the ventral surfaces; endostome segments keeled, perforate, hyaline, papillose; cilia single, nodulose, or sometimes not well developed. Spores minutely papillose.

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This is a monotypic genus, usually growing on rocks, rarely on trunks in temperate Asia.
1.  Eurohypnum leptothallum (C. Müll.) Ando
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