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Published In: A Manual of the Mosses of Western Pennsylvania 96. 1913. (Man. Mosses W. Pennsylvania) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Zander 1993 (Pl. 18, figs. 1–10).

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Map: Tortella humilis (Hedw.) Jenn. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/13/2009)
Habitat: on rocks or forest ground.
Distribution: China, Japan, western Asia, Russia, Europe, throughout America, Africa, and Pacific islands.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/13/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hunan: Sang-zhi Co., D.-K. Li 18297 (HKAS, SHM). Shanxi: Ning-wu Co., S.-L. Chang 86044 (HKAS). Xizang: Ya-dong Co., M. Zang 487 (HKAS); Zhu-mu-long-ma-feng (Mt. Everest), X.-G. Wang 96 (PE). Yunnan: Kun-ming City, Z.-M. Li s.n. (HYUB).


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2. Tortella humilis (Hedw.) Jenn.   纽藓 niu xian
Man. Mosses W. Pennsylvania 96: 13. 1913. Trichostomum humile (Hedw.) Mach., Cat. Descr. Briol. Portug. 50. 1919. Barbula humilis Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 116, pl. 25, f. 1–4. 1801. Type. USA: Pennsylvania.
Mollia caespitosa (Schwaegr.) Broth., Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn. 19(5): 14. 1891. Tortella caespitosa (Schwaegr.) Limpr., Laubm. Deutschl. 1: 600. 1888. Tortula caespitosa (Schwaegr.) Hook. & Grev. in Brewst., Edinburgh J. Sci. 1: 296. 1824. Barbula caespitosa Schwaegr., Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 1, 1: 120, f. 31. 1811.

Plants small, ca. 1 cm high, yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems erect, usually simple. Leaves strongly crisped when dry, erect-spreading or reflexed when moist, ligulate to narrowly oblong, often channeled above, narrowly acute or bluntly apiculate, somewhat sheathing at base; margins plane or somewhat undulate or narrowly incurved, entire to weakly crenulate with projecting papillae; costa percurrent or ending just below the apex; upper leaf cells quadrate to hexagonal, unistratose, pluripapillose; basal cells often sharply differentiated, rectangular, smooth, forming a V-shaped base. Autoicous. Sporophytes not seen.

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