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Published In: Studien zur Vergleichenden Morphologie und Phylogenetischen Systematik der Laubmoose 172. 1910. (Stud. Morph. Laubm.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Breidleria pratensis (W.D.J. Koch ex Spruce) Loeske (Figs. 1–12.)
Map: Breidleria pratensis (W.D.J. Koch ex Spruce) Loeske (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on rocks, humus, soil, or tree trunks in forests; alt. 1900–3500 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Mongolia, Russia, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Gansu: Yu-zhong Co., Mt. Xinglong, D.-M. Qiu 4477, 4479 (both in XBGH). Guizhou: Jiang-kou Co., Mt. Fanjing, Guiyang Teachers’ Univ. Biol. Dept. 30188 (GNUB). Hebei: Mt. Xiaowutai, C. Gao 30545, 30672, 30749, 31038, 31132 (all in IFSBH). Heilongjiang: Da Xing An Ling (Greater Khingan Mt.), C. Gao 12704 (IFSBH). Jilin: Mt. Changbai, C. Gao 1100, 1395 (both in IFSBH). Liaoning: Heng-ren Co., G.-C. Zhang & E.-Z. Bai 38168, 38207 (both in MO); Zhuang-he Co., X.-Y. Jia 880304 (MO). Shaanxi: Mt. Hua, Northwestern Univ. Biol. Dept. 20 (XBGH). Shanxi: Ning-wu Co., Q.-S. Guan & C. Gao 30984 (IFSBH). Sichuan: Ma-er-kang Co., Zhuo-si-jia, Z.-T. Guan 5450 (MO). Yunnan: Li-jiang Co., X.-J. Li 85472 (HKAS); Mei-li Co., M. Zang 8344, 8446, 8598, 8601 (all in HKAS).


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2. Breidleria pratensis (Koch ex Spruce) Loesk.   扁灰藓   bian hui xian
Stud. Morph. Syst. Laubm. 172. 1910. Hypnum pratense Koch ex Spruce, London J. Bot. 4: 177. 1845. Type: Britain.
Drepanium pratense (Rabenh.) Jens., Meddel. Grønland 3: 327. 1887. Hypnum curvifolium Hedw. var. pratense Rabenh., Deutschl. Krypt.-Fl. 2(3): 273. 1848.
Plants rather robust, large, yellowish green or yellowish brown, glossy, in loose tufts. Stems prostrate, ascending or erect, 4–10 cm long, irregularly or subpinnately branched, branches ascending, foliate branches flattened, pseudoparaphyllia foliose; in stem cross section epidermal cells large, thin-walled, hyaline; central strand developed. Leaves lax, complanately arranged, ovate-lanceolate, 1.6–2.0 mm × 0.6–0.8 mm, concave, not plicate, secund above, gradually to slenderly acuminate; margins plane, serrulate above; costae double, short or absent; leaf cells linear, thin-walled, basal cells shorter and broader; alar cells small, quadrate or shortly rectangular, thick-walled, not inflated; branch leaves smaller, narrowly lanceolate, falcate-secund. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves elongate, erect, plicate. Setae elongate, ca. 3 cm long; capsules suberect or horizontal, 2.0–2.5 mm long, arcuate when dry, smooth; opercula conic, slenderly rostrate; annuli developed, in 3 rows; peristome typically hypnoid, with 2–3 cilia. Calyptrae not seen. Spores 12–16 µm in diameter, minutely papillose, brownish.


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