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Published In: Genera of European and North American Bryineae (Mosses) 15. 1897. (Gen. Eur. N.- Amer. Bryin.) Name publication detail
 

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There are about 17 species of Lindbergia known in the world, and 10 of them are well understood (Crosby et al. 2000). Most species of the genus are growing on trees. Six species and one variety have been recorded in China (Redfearn et al. 1996). Levier (1906) first reported L. brachyptera (Mitt.) Kindb. from Shandong province. Brotherus (1907) made new combinations of Lindbergia sinensis and L. magniretis based on Schwetschkea sinensis C. Müll. and Leskea magniretis C. Müll. Thériot (1926) described a new variety L. magniretis var. yunnanensis. Dixon (1934) reported 2 species from China, with L. japonica Card. new to the country. C. Gao (1977) reported Lindbergia austinii (Sull.) Broth. from northeastern China, and he (C. Gao 1985) also published a new species, L. brevifolia, from Xizang. Most recently, a new species, L. serrulatus C. Gao, T. Cao & W.-H. Wang was described (C. Gao et al. 2001). Four species are here recognized in China. Lindbergia japonica Card. is not treated, because no specimens were available for us to study. Lindbergia magniretis (C. Müll.) Broth. is synonymized with L. sinensis (C. Müll.) Broth. The status of Lindbergia magniretis var. yunnanensis Thér. & Copp. is uncertain.
 

 

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4. Lindbergia Kindb. 细枝藓属 xi-zhi xian shu
Gen. Eur. N. Amer. Bryin. 15. 1897.
 
Plants slender, bright green to brownish green, dull. Stems slender, numerously irregularly branched; paraphyllia few or lacking. Leaves densely imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, slightly concave, somewhat decurrent at base; margins plane, usually entire, rarely faintly serrulate above; costa single, strong, ending well below leaf apex; leaf cells thin-walled, loosely arranged, oval to irregularly rhomboidal, smooth or unipapillose; marginal leaf cells smaller, quadrate to subquadrate, with several rows of quadrate to flatly quadrate cells near basal margins. Monoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves larger, pale green, erect, sheathing at base, lanceolate above, gradually tapered to subulate at apex. Setae erect; capsules oblong-ovoid, erect, rarely curved, with small mouth; annuli sometimes differentiated; peristome double; exostome teeth lanceolate, yellowish, papillose, fused at base, blunt at apex, without striolate, with folded ridges on outer surfaces, trabeculate on inner surfaces; endostome segments finely papillose; basal membrane moderately high; cilia lacking; opercula conic, blunt. Spores spherical or ovoid, coarsely and densely papillose.
 
 

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1. Leaf cells papillose.................................................................................................................2
1. Leaf cells smooth or nearly so................................................................................................3
2. Leaves ovate or ovate-lanceolate, gradually or abruptly tapering to a short acumen; leaf cells with blunt and rounded papillae..........................................................................................1. L. brachyptera
2. Leaves broadly triangularly ovate, abruptly narrowed to a short acumen; leaf cells with C-shaped papillae.
..................................................................................................................2. L. brevifolia
3. Stems nearly pinnately branched; costa slender; leaf cells thin-walled; peristome teeth in pairs............... 3. L. serrulata
3. Stems irregularly branched; costa stout; leaf cells thick-walled; peristome teeth not in pairs.... 4. L. sinensis

 

 
 
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