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Published In: Prodrome des Cinquième et Sixième Familles de l'Aethéogamie 84. 1805. (Prodr. Aethéogam.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Hyvönen 1989, figs. 12A–K.

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Map: Pogonatum aloides (Hedw.) P. Beauv. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/3/2009)
Habitat: on moist soil slopes in low-elevation regions; alt. 200 m.
Distribution: China, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, South India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Russia (Caucasus), North America, North Africa, and Central Africa.


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Chinese specimens examined: Guangdong: Dinghu Mt., Redfearn et al. 34361 (MO). Sichuan: A-ba Co., S. He 31014 (MO, PE); Dao-cheng Co., S. He 31651 (MO, PE); Hong-yuan Co., Allen 7052 (MO), Redfearn 35169 (MO); Li Co., Allen 6838 (MO); Ma-er-kang Co., S. He 31180 (MO, PE). Yunnan: An-ning Co., Redfearn 34352 (MO); Kunming City, Magill et al. 7526 (MO, PE); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn et al. 167, 214 (both in MO).


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1.  Pogonatum aloides(Hedw.) P. Beauv.   小金发藓   xiao jin fa xian
Prodr. 84. 1805. Polytrichum aloides Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 96. 1801. Type: Europe.
Pogonatum mnioides Hag., K. Norsk. Vid. Selsk. Skrift. 1913: 30. 1914, nom. inval.
Polytrichum rubellum Menz. ex Brid., J. Bot (Schrader) 1800(1): 287. 1801.
Plants medium-sized, dark green, in extensive mats. Stems single, 2.5–3.5 mm long. Basal leaves scale-like; upper leaves incurved when dry, erect-spreading when moist, up to 6 mm long, from a broad-ovate base tapering to lanceolate upper part; leaf margins sharply serrate; costa excurrent to shortly excurrent, dentate on the back; lamellae densely arranged on the ventral surface of leaves, 5–6 cells high, cross section of apical cells rounded, indistinctly differentiated, thin-walled; cells of leaf sheath rectangular, ca. 70 µm × 10 µm, upper leaf cells rounded quadrate, ca. 8 µm in diameter, slightly thick-walled. Dioicous. Setae ca. 2.5 cm long; capsules shortly cylindrical, erect or inclined, brown, up to 6 mm long, exothecial walls mammillose; opercula conical; peristome teeth 32, with brownish stripes. Calyptrae covering the whole capsule. Spores spherical, hyaline, 7–11 µm in diameter.


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