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Published In: Moss Flora of North America 2(3): 155. 1935. (Moss Fl. N. Amer.) Name publication detail
 

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Anacolia laevisphaera (Taylor) Flowers (Figs. 7–12.)
Map: Anacolia laevisphaera (Taylor) Flowers (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Distribution:
Habitat: on rocks or thin soil over rocks in wet places; alt. 1600–3500 m.
Distribution: China, India, Africa, and Central and South America.
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Dao-cheng Co., S. He 31649 (MO); Tian-quan Co., S. He 32285 (MO). Taiwan: Mt. Ali, Iwatsuki & Sharp 2274 (NICH).

 

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1. Anacolia laevisphaera (Tayl.) Flowers   平果刺毛藓   ping guo ci mao xian
Moss Fl. N. Amer. 2: 155. 1935. Bartramia laevisphaera (Tayl.) C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 1: 506. 1849. Glyphocarpus laevisphaerus (Tayl.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1873–74: 64. 1875, nom. illeg. Glyphocarpa laevisphaerus Tayl., London J. Bot. 5: 56.1846. Type: Ecuador.
Anacolia subsessilis (Tayl.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 634. 1904. Bartramia subsessilis Tayl., London J. Bot. 6: 334. 1847.
 
Plants medium-sized to rather large, green to yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, 2–3(–5) cm high, slightly twisted, with dense, reddish brown rhizoids at base. Leaves dense, crisped when dry, erect-spreading when moist, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3.0 mm long, acuminate at apex; margins somewhat recurved, sharply serrate above mid-leaf, entire below; costae excurrent; upper and median leaf cells bistratose, irregularly rectangular, papillose at both cell ends; basal cells oblong-oval to elongate-rectangular; basal marginal cells shorter and larger, nearly quadrate. Dioicous. Sporophytes lateral by innovations. Setae straight, ca. 10 mm long; capsules nearly spherical, 1.5–2.5 mm in diameter; peristome lacking. Spores not seen.
 
 
 
 


 

 
 
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