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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1876–77: 421 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 2: 487). 1878. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Gangulee 1980, fig. 977.

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Map: Trichosteleum boschii (Dozy & Molk.) A. Jaeger (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on tree trunks or rocks; alt. 420–650 m.
Distribution: China, tropical Asia, and Oceania.

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Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Zhang-zhou City, M. Zang 600 (HKAS, YUKU). Guangdong: Mt. Dinghu, Y.-Z. Qi & D.-N. Zhang 8 (PE). Guangxi: Shang-si Co., Yue 74 Exped. Team 1835 (YUKU). Hainan: Le-dong Co., P.-C. Wu 24332 (PE); Lin-shui Co., Redfearn 36119 (MO); Mt. Diaoluoshan, Exped. Team 32836 (FH, IBSC), P.-C. Wu 24487, 24514b, 24518 (all in PE); Mt. Jianfengling, P.-C. Chen 533b, 776a (both in PE), P.-C. Wu 85014 (H, PE), P.-Z. Zhen 298 (MO). Yunnan: Xishuangbanna, L. Zhang 878 (MO).


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1.  Trichosteleum boschii (Dozy & Molk.) Jaeg.   垂蒴刺疣藓   chui shuo ci you xian
Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–1877: 421. 1878. Rhaphidostichum boschii (Dozy & Molk.) Seki, J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., Ser. B, Div. 2, Bot. 12: 58. 1968. Hypnum boschii Dozy & Molk., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3, 2: 306. 1844. Type: Indonesia.
Trichosteleum brachypelma (C. Müll.) Par., Index Bryol. 656. 1897. Hypnum brachypelma C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 404. 1851.
Trichosteleum thelidictyon (Sull. & Lesq.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–77: 417. 1878. Hypnum thelidictyon Sull. & Lesq., Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 4: 280. 1859.
Plants variable in size, brownish, somewhat glossy, in dense, low-caespitose mats. Stems elongate, irregularly branched; branches up to 10 mm long, loosely foliate, sometimes complanate. Stem leaves and branch leaves similar, erect-spreading, ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 1.0–1.5 mm × 0.25–0.50 mm, concave, acuminate or acute at apex; margins plane below, reflexed above, crenulate to serrulate at apex; leaf cells elongate-rhomboidal to linear, 50–70 mm long, thin- to occasionally thick-walled, slightly pitted, with small or large papillae; alar cells inflated, often colored. Inner perichaetial leaves oblong-lanceolate, long acuminate or cuspidate, serrate above; cells clearly papillose. Setae less than 10 mm long, papillose above, smooth below; capsules small, usually pendent; exothecial cells smooth to mammillose.


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