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Published In: Bryologia Europaea 6: 14 (fasc. 52–54. Monogr. 10). 1853. (Bryol. Eur.) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Brachythecium starkei (Brid.) Schimp. (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Brachythecium starkei (Brid.) Schimp. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on soil in forests; alt. unknown.
Distribution: China, Russia, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Jilin: An-tu Co., Koponen 36736 (H, IFSBH). Liaoning: Shenyang City, C. Gao 2 (IFSBH).


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37. Brachythecium starkii (Brid.) Schimp. in B.S.G.   林地青藓   lin di qing xian
Bryol. Eur. 6: 14. 1853. Eurhynchium starkii (Brid.) Kindb., Canad. Rec. Sci. 6: 23. 1894. Hypnum starkii Brid., Muscol. Recent. 2(2): 107. 1801. Type: Europe.
Plants medium-sized to rather large, green or yellowish green, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, to 5–7 cm long, regularly pinnately branched. Stem leaves triangular to triangularly ovate, 1.4–1.9 mm × 0.7–0.9 mm, slightly concave, plane, not plicate, abruptly narrowed to a slenderly acuminate or piliform apex, distinctly constricted and decurrent at base; margins entire above, serrulate near leaf bases; costae ending above mid-leaf; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 58–90 µm × 8–9 µm; alar cells differentiated, excavate, inflated, quadrate or shortly rectangular; branch leaves narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 1.2–1.6 mm × 0.7–0.8 mm, gradually acuminate at apex; margins nearly entire; costae reaching ca. 4/5 the leaf length. Autoicous. Setae ca. 16–18 mm long, coarsely papillose throughout; capsules inclined to horizontal; opercula shortly conic-rostrate; peristome double; exostome teeth papillose above, cross-striolate below; endostome segments papillose throughout, perforate; cilia 2–3, shorter than the segments, nodulose. Spores not seen.
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