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Published In: De ~Voitia~ et ~Systylio~ novis Muscorum Frondosorum Generibus 10–14, pl. 1. 1818. (Voitia Systylio) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2000 (Pl. 40, figs. 7–19).
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Map: Voitia nivalis Hornsch. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on nitrogen rich substrates or animal droppings in alpine forest; alt. 3600–4500 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Russia, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Gansu: Mt. Qilian, Z.-D. Zhuo 761-062 (MO, PE); Xing-long Co., Z.-D. Zhuo 64 (HKAS). Heilongjiang: Wu-yuan Co., C. Gao 6361 (IFSBH). Xizang: Shuang-hu District, K.-Y. Lang 1362 (HKAS, PE). Yunnan: De-qing Co., X.-J. Li 1931, 811980 (HKAS).


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2. Voitia nivalis Hornsch.   隐壶藓   yin-hu xian
Voitia Systylio 5: 1. 1818. Type. Austria.
Voitia hookeri Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 56. 1859.
Voitia nivalis var. stenocarpa Par., Index Bryol. 1342. 1898. Voitia stenocarpa Wils. ex Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1868–69: 107. 1869, nom. illeg.
Plants small, 0.5–1.0 cm high, dark green, in dense cushions. Stems very short, erect, simple or branched, densely radiculose below. Leaves erect, soft, ovate to oblong-ovate, abruptly narrowed to a short apiculus or long slender subula; margins plane, entire; costa stout below, slender above, ending just below leaf apex to shortly excurrent; upper leaf cells subquadrate to oblong-hexagonal, smooth; lower cells rectangular, rather hyaline, thin-walled, smooth. Autoicous. Perigonia budlike. Setae erect, 2–3 cm long, glossy; capsules small, erect, oblong-ovoid, 3 mm × 1.0–1.5 mm, slightly glossy, apophyses weakly developed, short; exothecial cells quadrate; stomata few, small; opercula not differentiated; annuli none; peristome teeth none. Calyptrae large, fusiform-cucullate, covering most of the capsules. Spores small, spherical, pale yellowish, smooth.


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