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Published In: Öfversigt af Förhandlingar: Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien 21(10): 577. 1864[1865]. (Öfvers. Förh. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad.) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Epipterygium tozeri (Grev.) Lindb. (Figs. 1–5.)
Map: Epipterygium tozeri (Grev.) Lindb. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on soil or thin soil over rocks; alt. 1600–2000 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Korea, India, the Himalayas, Iran, Africa, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Nan-ping City, R.-H. Huang 9203 (PE). Gansu: Kang Co., M.-X. Zhang & D.-Q. Lu 504 (HKAS). Shaanxi: Cheng-gu Co., M.-X. Zhang & M. Wang 2618 (HKAS). Taiwan: Chia-yi Co., C.-K. Wang 20 (MO). Yunnan: Song-ming Co., Redfearn et al. 2024 (MO); Wei-xi Co., J.-X. Xi 305 (HKAS).


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1. Epipterygium tozeri (Grev.) Lindb.   小叶藓   xiao ye xian
Öfvers. Förh. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. 21: 576. 1865. Pohlia tozeri (Grev.) Del., Ann. Soc. Belge Microscop. 9: 51. 1885. Bryum tozeri Grev., Scott. Crypt. Fl. 5: 285. 1827. Type: Europe.
Plants small, ca. 5 mm high (infertile or male branches up to 10 mm long), somewhat reddish to pale greenish, in loose tufts. Stems suberect, usually simple. Leaves dense at top of stems, sparsely foliate on other part of the stems, dorsal leaves in 1–2 rows, small, oblong-ovate, acute, ca. 1.0 mm × 0.5 mm; lateral leaves in 2 rows, larger, elliptic, ca. 2.0 mm × 0.8 mm; margins plane, distantly serrulate above, bordered by 1–3 rows of linear cells; costae reddish brown, thick, slender above, ending in 3/4 the leaf length or longer; median cells of lateral leaves lax, linear-hexagonal to linear-rhomboidal, 90–160 µm × 24–40 µm, thin-walled; apical and basal cells smaller. Antheridia ovoid, 4–5 clustered on stem apex. Setae 7–10 mm long, yellowish; capsules inclined to horizontal, pyriform to oblong-pyriform, brownish; neck shorter than urn, shrunk when dry; stomata present; opercula shortly rostrate; annuli often persistent; peristome double; exostome teeth yellowish, minutely papillose; endostome segments not perforate; basal membrane high, ca. 2/3 the teeth length; cilia short. Spores 12–15 µm in diameter.
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