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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 225–226. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 58, figs. 1–9).
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Map: Leskea polycarpa Hedw. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Habitat: on tree bases or rock surfaces.
Distribution: China, Japan, Caucasus, Siberia, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Taiwan: Kao-hsing Co., C.-C. Chuang 1154 (FH). Xinjiang: Mi-quan Co., B. Cao s.n. (IFSBH); Mt. Bo-ge-da, Tianchi (Lake), J.-C. Zhao 03198 (IFSBH). Xizang: Mi-lin Co., Tibet Team 7511 (IFSBH).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is distinguished from other species by having unipapillose leaf cells and ovate leaves that are secund and gradually tapered to an acuminate apex.


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2. Leskea polycarpa Hedw. 薄罗藓 bo-luo xian
Sp. Musc. Frond. 225. 1801. Syntypes. Europe: Germany and Austria.
Plants green to dark green, in dense or loose tufts. Stems creeping, subpinnately branched; paraphyllia lanceolate to widely lanceolate. Leaves tightly appressed on stems when dry, ovate, 1.0–1.6 mm long, asymmetric, obviously secund, more or less sickle-shaped, curved, biplicate below; margins plane, entire, sometimes serrulate above, recurved at base; costa single, thick, strong, ending below apex; leaf cells round-polygonal to widely elliptic, 7–10 µm wide, thin-walled, with low papilla on both sides of leaf surfaces; basal cells near margins flatly rectangular, 10–12 µm wide, thin-walled. Monoicous. Setae erect, ca. 1 cm long; capsules erect, cylindrical; peristome double; exostome teeth transversely striolate at base; endostome segments with low basal membrane; cilia absent; opercula conic. Spores 9–13 µm in diameter, faintly papillose.
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