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Published In: Chloris Melvilliana a list of plants collected in Melville Island (latitude 74-75 N., longitude 110-112 W.) in the year 1820; by the officers of the voyage of discovery under the orders of Captain Parry, with characters and descriptions of the new genera and species 38. 1823. (Chlor. Melvill.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: J.-X. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 22, figs. 18–21).
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Map: Bryum calophyllum R. Br. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on wet rocks, loose soil, or in bogs; alt. 2000–4100 m.
Distribution: China, Northeast Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.

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Chinese specimens examined: Shaanxi: Hu Co., M. Wang 238 (HKAS). Xizang: Ali, J.-T. Wang P8 (HKAS).


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11. Bryum calophyllum R. Brown   卵叶真藓   luan ye zhen xian
Chlor. Melvill. 38. 1823. Pohlia calophylla (R. Brown) Schwaegr., Sp. Musc. Frond. 75. 1830. Type: Canada.


Plants relatively small, to 15 mm high, brownish green, in loose tufts. Stems branched. Leaves loosely imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, large, often forming rosettes at apex, concave, ovate to broadly ovate; margins plane below, narrowly recurved, denticulate above, indistinctly bordered by 1–2 rows of narrower, thick-walled cells; costae near yellowish to brownish, percurrent or ending below the apex; median leaf cells rhombic to hexagonal, 40–70 µm × 15–30 µm; basal cells rectangular. Autoicous. Setae to 30 mm long; capsules pendulous, ellipsoidal to narrowly obovoid; opercula rostrate; cilia absent. Spores 26–40 µm in diameter.
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