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Published In: Catalogue of the African Plants collected by Dr. F. Welwitsch in 1853-61 2(2): 298. 1901. (Cat. Afr. Pl.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Trachyphyllumconsists of some eight species in the world (Crosby et al. 2000), and one species is recognized in China. Redfearn (1998) reported T. carinatum Dixon from China, but we cannot confirm this record at this time.
Buck (1980) suggested that Trachyphyllum be transferred to the Thuidiaceae near Heterocladium Bruch & Schimp. based on its horizontal to inclined capsules and hypnoid peristome teeth. Recently, Buck and Goffinet (2000) have placed Trachyphyllum in the Pterigynandraceae Schimp. In this flora, we still accept it in the Entodontaceae following the classification system of P.-C. Chen et al. (1978).


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5. Trachyphyllum A. Gepp in Hiern  叉肋藓属   cha le xian shu
Cat. Afr. Pl. 2(2): 298. 1901.
Plants small to medium-sized, slender, somewhat stiff, yellowish to brownish, in large, dense mats. Stems prostrate, irregularly pinnately branched; branches short, julaceous, blunt at tips, often curved when dry. Stem and branch leaves similar, erect-spreading, ovate, concave, often with apiculate apex; margins plane, mostly entire, or minutely serrulate near leaf apex; costae short, double or forked; median leaf cells elliptical to oblong-rhombic, often prorate; basal alar cells differentiated in a small group, consisting of quadrate to oblate cells, extending upward along margins. Sporophytes rare. Dioicous. Setae slender; capsules oblong-ovoid; peristome double. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores spherical, finely papillose.

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Only one species is known from China.

1. Trachyphyllum inflexum (Harv.) A. Gepp in Hiern  
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