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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 7, 17: 363. 1893. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 7,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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There are four species of Fauriella in the world. Brotherus (1924, 1929) reported 2 species, F. robustiuscula Broth. and F. tenerrima Broth., from China. Three species are presently recognized in this treatment.

 

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1. Fauriella Besch. 粗疣藓属 cu-you xian shu
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 7, 17: 363. 1893.
 
Plants slender, delicate, lightly yellowish green or light yellow, weakly glossy. Stems creeping or ascendant, irregularly pinnately branched, with loosely tufted rhizoids; paraphyllia rare, linear or nearly foliose. Leaves erect, ovate or cochleariform, concave, sometimes ciliate at apex, not decurrent at base; margins involute, grossly dentate or serrate; costa absent or shortly forked; leaf cells oblong-hexagonal, unipapillose, basal cells narrower; alar cells often quadrate. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves sheathing at base. Setae slender and elongate; capsules small, ovoid, erect to suberect, or usually horizontal when old; opercula conic; annuli differentiated; peristome double; exostome teeth lanceolate, yellowish, keeled, with zig-zag median line, with conspicuous lamellae on both sides; endostome segments yellowish, nearly as long as the teeth, perforate; basal membrane high; cilia 3, shorter than segments. Spores not seen.
 
 
 

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1. Plants rather large; leaves lanceolate, acuminate at apex; leaf cells linear, often finely papillose at the front corners..............................................................................1. F. robustiuscula
1. Plants rather small; leaves rounded ovate, shortly acute or apiculate at apex; leaf cells rhomboidal, often grossly papillose in the centers.......................................................................................2
2. Plants slender, delicate; leaves remote, scale-like, abruptly apiculate; leaf cells shortly oblong.......... 2. F. tenerrima
2. Plants slightly rigid; leaves densely imbricate, acute; leaf cells widely elliptic .......................... 3. F. tenuis
 
 
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