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Published In: Musci Scandinavici 17. 1879. (Musci Scand.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 2, figs. 1–12).

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Map: Pohlia annotina (Hedw.) Lindb. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Habitat: on soil along roads; alt. 2300 m.
Distribution: China, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: no specimen was seen. It was reported from Mt. Fanjing, Guizhou Province by B.-G. Zhong & Y.-X. Xiong (1990).


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1. Pohlia annotina (Hedw.) Lindb.   夭命丝瓜藓   yao ming si gua xian
Musci Scand. 17. 1879. Bryum annotinum Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 183. pl. 43. 1801. Type: Europe.
Plants small, slender, usually 4–10(–20) mm high, dark green, in loose or somewhat dense tufts. Stems erect, simple, with reddish rhizoids at base. Leaves erect or erect-spreading, sometimes flexuose, 0.6–1.5 mm long, narrowly lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, narrowly acute at apex; margins plane, serrulate near apex; costae thick, ending clearly below the apex; upper leaf cells linear-rhomboidal or rarely vermicular, thin-walled, 40–100 µm × 6–10 µm. Gemmae often in leaf axils of brood branches, usually obovoid to elongate-obovoid or slenderly obovoid, sometimes ovoid, with 3–4 leaf primordia. Dioicous. Sporophytes rare. Setae 1.5–3.0 cm long, reddish orange or yellowish brown; capsules horizontal or pendulous, 2–3 mm long, pyriform. Spores 15–24 µm in diameter.
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