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Published In: Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 21(3): 35. 1971. (Mem. New York Bot. Gard.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Noguchi 1987, fig. 17, B.

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Map: Polytrichastrum longisetum (Sw. ex Brid.) G.L. Sm. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/3/2009)
Habitat: common in shady and wet mountain regions; alt. 1250 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Russia, Europe, Greenland, North America, and New Zealand.

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Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Heilongjiang: Xiao Xing An Ling (Lesser Khingan Mt.), Vitt 34885 (ALTA, MO). Jilin: An-tuo Co., C. Gao 22249 (MO), Koponen 36954 (H, PE). Nei Mongol: Northeast Forestry Univ. Exped. Team 26 (PE). Sichuan: Ma-er-kang Co., S. He 31285 (MO). Yunnan: Lu-xi Co., X.-Y. Jia 910091 (MO).


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4. Polytrichastrum longisetum (Sw. ex Brid.) G. L. Smith   细叶拟金发藓   xi ye ni jin fa xian
Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 21(3): 35. 1971. Polytrichum longisetum Sw. ex. Brid., J. Bot. (Schrader) 1800(1): 286. 1801. Type: Europe.
Polytrichum gracile Dicks. in Menz., Bot. Zeitung (Regensburg) 1: 74. 1802.
Plants rather small. Stems erect, 2–3 cm high, usually simple. Leaves 5–8 mm long, slightly crisped or erect when dry, erect-spreading when moist, with an indistinct sheathing base; ventral lamellae in 30–45 rows, mostly 4–7 cells high, oblate, thin-walled; apical cells of lamellae arching, as wide as the lower cells; leaf margins dentate; costae rather narrow, often dentate at piliform apex; median cells mostly hexagonal, thin-walled. Autoicous or dioicous. Setae 1–2 cm long; capsules 4–5 obtusely keeled, with short apophyses, usually exserted, epiphragm present; peristome teeth 64, fleshy. Spores spherical, 18–20 µm in diameter, verrucose.


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