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Published In: Deutsche Botanische Monatsschrift 22(6): 83. 1911. (Deutsche Bot. Monatsschr.) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Tomentypnum nitens (Hedw.) Loeske (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Tomentypnum nitens (Hedw.) Loeske (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on wet ground and in bogs, often mixed with other mosses; alt. 900–1200 m.
Distribution: China, Caucasus, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Heilongjiang: Da Xing An Ling (Mt.), P.-C. Chen 754 (PE), C. Gao 13193 (MO); Mu-ling Co., H.-F. Xie 68, D.-C. Zhao 468 (both in IFSBH); Tu-qiong, C. Gao 40167 (IFSBH); Xiao Xing An Ling (Mt.), T. Cao 40227 (IFSBH), C. Gao 003593 (MO), C. Gao 70, 280, 852, 1018 (all in IFSBH). Jilin: Mt. Changbai, E.-Z. Bai 38, C. Gao 22109 (both in MO). Liaoning: Mt. Wufeng, H.-F. Xie 24 (IFSBH); Heling, D.-C. Zhao 468 (IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Da Xing An Ling (Mt.), C. Gao 991a (MO); Eerguna Qi (Co.), Balannuofu 280 (HIMC); Genhe, C. Gao 919, 12718 (both in IFSBH). Xinjiang: Mt. Altai, C.-F. Zhao 2382 (IFSBH).


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1. Tomentypnum nitens (Hedw.) Loeske   毛青藓   mao qing xian
Deutsche. Bot. Monatschr. 22: 82. 1911. Homalothecium nitens (Hedw.) H. Rob., Bryologist 65: 99. 1962[1963]. Camptothecium nitens (Hedw.) Schimp., Syn. Musc. Eur., 530. 1860. Hypnum nitens Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 255. 1801. Type: Europe.
Plants rather robust, stiff, yellowish green to yellowish brown, usually glossy, in loose or dense tufts. Stems prostrate, elongate, pinnately branched, with ascending, often tomentose branches. Stem and branch leaves similar, rigid, mostly erect-appressed, sometimes curved, oblong-lanceolate, 1.53–2.07 mm × 0.36–0.57 mm, strongly plicate, slenderly acuminate toward apex; margins plane, entire; costae thin, ending at 3/4–4/5 the leaf length, often densely radiculose at back; median leaf cells linear, 50–59 µm × 3.5–5.0 µm, somewhat thick-walled; basal cells shorter, broader, pitted; alar cells scarcely differentiated. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves lanceolate, more or less plicate. Setae elongate, to 40 mm long, reddish, smooth; capsules orange-brown, inclined to horizontal, elongate-ellipsoidal, curved, asymmetric, constricted below the mouth when dry, with short necks, stomata present; opercula long conic-rostrate; annuli well developed, consisting of 3 rows of inflated cells; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, dark reddish brown, cross-striolate below, papillose above, bordered, trabeculate on dorsal surface; endostome segments yellowish brown, as long as the teeth, keeled; basal membrane high; cilia 3–4, nodulose. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores spherical, 15–20 µm in diameter, minutely papillose.


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