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Published In: Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 2nd series: Botany 3: 187. 1891. (Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Granzow de la Cerda 1997 (Fig. 21, a–i).

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Map: Anomodon abbreviatus Mitt. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on tree trunks, rock surfaces or rotten logs; alt. 2780 m.
Distribution: China, Korea, and Japan.

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Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Xizang: Nei-dong Co., S.-K. Chen 5139 (HKAS, PE).


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1. Anomodon abbreviatus Mitt. 单疣牛舌藓  dan-you niu-she xian
Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 3: 187. 1891. Type. Japan: Joshim, Bisset s.n.
Anomodon asperifolius C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n. ser. 3: 117. 1896. Type. China: Shaanxi (Schen-si), Giraldi s.n.
Plants usually large, densely interwoven in lax cushions, erect spreading above, yellowish green to green, yellowish brown when old. Primary stems creeping, flagelliform; secondary stems erect or erect-spreading, up to 10 cm long, simple or sparsely branched; branches about 2–3 cm long; central strand undifferentiated. Stem leaves crisped when dry, erect-spreading when moist, gradually forming an oblong-lingulate lamina from an ovate base, about 2.5–5.0 mm long, rounded-obtuse or acute at the apex; margins papillose; costa vanishing near leaf apex; median leaf cells rounded quadrate to rounded hexagonal, ca. 10–20 µm wide, setulosely unipapillose, thick-walled, basal cells near costa oblong, smooth; branch leaves similar to stem leaves. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves narrowly ovate-lanceolate. Setae yellowish brown to reddish brown, about 2–3 mm long; capsules ovoid, erect, reddish brown; exostome teeth yellowish brown, hyaline, papillose above, smooth at lower portion; endostome segments rudimentary; opercula cylindrical, shortly beaked. Calyptrae about 4 mm long, smooth. Spores up to 30 µm in diameter, papillose.


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