Home Moss Flora of China
Name Search
Moss Checklist
Moss Flora
Guide to Authors
Rhizogoniaceae Broth. Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien 1(3): 614. 1904. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 2/20/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
General Reference:

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
general taxon notes:


The Rhizogoniaceae consist of seven genera in the world (Crosby et al. 2000), mostly in the Southern Hemisphere. Only Pyrrhobryum Mitt. is recognized in China.


Export To PDF Export To Word


桧藓科   hui xian ke
by Li Xing-jiang and Si He
Plants slender, medium-sized to rather robust, dendroid, gregarious or in loose tufts. Stems erect, usually simple, sometimes branched, densely radiculose at base; in cross section a central strand well developed. Leaves spreading, not very crowded, small below, larger above, narrowly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate; margins more or less bordered, sometimes by linear cells, sharply single- or double-toothed; costae single, strong, often percurrent or shortly excurrent, sometimes ending below the apex, usually dentate at back above, in cross section with 1–2 stereid bands; leaf cells small, rounded or hexagonal, rarely lax, elongate-hexagonal, smooth, rarely mammillose. Dioicous, rarely autoicous. Perichaetia budlike, basal or lateral. Outer perichaetial leaves small, inner ones large. Setae elongate, straight, rarely short; capsules elongate-ovoid to cylindrical, erect, inclined or horizontal, sometimes curved at back; neck short; opercula conic at base, obliquely rostrate; peristome double, rarely single; exostome teeth 16, lanceolate, cross-striolate below, papillose above, with zigzag median line; endostome segments keeled, perforate; basal membranes low or high; cilia usually present. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores spherical, small.

Export To PDF Export To Word

Only one genus is found in China.

1. Pyrrhobryum Mitt.


Lower Taxa
© 2018 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110