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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1876–77: 294 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 2: 360). 1878. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Entodon pulchellus (Griff.) A. Jaeger (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Entodon pulchellus (Griff.) A. Jaeger (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on rocks and soil walls; alt. 400–2070 m.
Distribution: China and India.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Mt. Gushan, X.-X. Zhong B278 (HKAS). Yunnan: Lu-chun Co., M. Zang et al. 38 (HKAS); Xishuangbanna, X.-J. Li 3384 (HKAS), Magill 7981 (MO); Yong-sheng Co., X.-J. Li 81-44 (HKAS).


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20. Entodon pulchellus (Griff.) A. Jaeger   娇美绢藓   jiao mei juan xian
Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1867–77: 294. 1878. Cylindrothecium pulchellum (Griff.) Paris, Index Bryol. 302. 1894. Stereodon pulchellus (Griff.) Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 2: 109. 1859. Neckera pulchella Griff., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 3: 66. 1842. Type: India.
Pylaisia complanatula Müll. Hal., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 4: 266. 1897. Type: China. Shaanxi, Dec. 1895, Giraldi s.n.
Plants small, yellowish green, glossy, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, subpinnately branched; branches short, ascending, densely foliate, more or less julaceous. Stem and branch leaves similar, oblong-ovate, 1.4–2.0 mm × 0.6–0.8 mm, strongly concave; margins plane, sparsely serrulate at apex; costae double, very short; median leaf cells linear, 50–60 µm × 5–7 µm; apical cells shorter; alar cells quadrate, oblate, or shortly rectangular. Autoicous. Sporophytes on main stems. Setae ca. 13 mm long, reddish brown; capsules erect, cylindrical, 2.0–3.2 mm × 0.6–0.8 mm; opercula long conic-rostrate; annuli developed; exostome teeth lanceolate, cross-striolate at base, papillose above; endostome segments linear, shorter than the teeth, smooth. Spores ca. 17 µm in diameter, finely papillose.
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