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Published In: Synopsis Muscorum Europaeorum CXXXIX, 411. 1860. (Syn. Musc. Eur.) Name publication detail

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The Aulacomniaceae consist of a single genus, with most species occurring in the cold and wet high mountains. The genus Leptotheca Schwaegr., once belonging to this family, is now placed in the Rhizogoniaceae (Buck & Goffinet 2000).


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皱蒴藓科   zhou shuo xian ke
by Li Xing-jiang and Si He

Plants small to rather large, deep green to brownish green or brown, in dense tufts. Stems erect, with dense rhizoids at base, sometimes with innovated branches below perichaetia or branched from old stems; a central strand present. Leaves in multiple rows, upper leaves larger, concave, ovate-lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate; margins not bordered, serrate above; costae single, strong, usually ending below the apex, in cross section with dorsal and ventral stereid bands; leaf cells small, rounded-hexagonal, thick-walled, pluripapillose. Dioicous or autoicous. Gametangia terminal; perigonia bud-like or disk-like; perichaetial leaves dimorphic. Setae solitary, elongate, erect; capsules inclined, rarely erect, elongate-ovoid or cylindrical; neck shortly developed; opercula conic at base, obliquely long-rostrate; annuli persistent; exothecial cells quadrate or rectangular, longitudinally thickened; stomata present; peristome double; exostome teeth 16, lanceolate, densely papillose; endostome segments narrowly lanceolate, hyaline; basal membrane low to rather high; cilia weakly


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One genus is found in China.

1. Aulacomnium Schwaegr.

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