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Published In: De ~Voitia~ et ~Systylio~ novis Muscorum Frondosorum Generibus 5–14, pl. 1. 1818. (Voitia Systylio) Name publication detail

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The genus Voitiaconsists of three species in the world (Crosby et al. 2000) with one species, Voitia grandis D. G. Long, recently described from China by Long (1999). Two species are recognized in China.


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4. Voitia Hornsch.   隐壶藓属   yin-hu xian shu
Voitia Systylio 5, 9. 1818.
Plants rather small, dark green, in dense cushions. Stems very short, erect, simple or branched, densely foliate, compactly radiculose at base. Leaves erect, soft, ovate to oblong-ovate or oblong-obovate; margins plane, entire; costa percurrent to shortly excurrent; upper leaf cells subquadrate, smooth; lower cells rectangular, rather hyaline. Autoicous. Perigonia budlike. Setae erect, 2–3 cm long; capsules small, erect, ovoid, apophyses weakly developed, short, narrower than the urns; opercula not differentiated (cleistocarpous); annuli none; peristome teeth rudimentary or none. Calyptrae large, cucullate. Spores small, spherical.

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1. Leaves strongly contorted when dry, apiculate at apex; leaf margins clearly bordered and serrate; capsules fusiform-cylindrical with apophyses well developed; calyptrae clavate......................................... 1. V. grandis
1. Leaves appressed and weakly twisted when dry, long acuminate at apex; leaf margins very indistinctly bordered and entire; capsules narrowly ovoid with apophyses weakly developed; calyptrae not clavate.... 2. V. nivalis
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