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Published In: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 84: 290. pl. 15: f. 29. 1957. (Bull. Torrey Bot. Club) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 63, figs. 1–8).

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Map: Lescuraea incurvata (Hedw.) E. Lawton (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Habitat: on moist soil, rocks or tree bases at high elevation.
Distribution: China, Japan, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Nei Mongol: Mt. He-lan, Z.-G. Gong 1338 (HIMC, IFSBH). Sichuan: Ba-tang, S. He 31646 (MO); Dao-cheng Co., M.-Z. Wang 814221 (IFSBH, PE); Xiang cheng Co., S. He 31799 (MO); Ya-jiang, S. He 31890a (MO). Xizang: Cha-yu Co., S.-G. Wu 1096, 1097 1118 (HKAS, IFSBH, M.-Z. Wang 11887 (IFSBH, PE); Chang-Du Co., J.-W. Zhang 1158 (IFSBH, PE); Mi-lin Co., S.-K. Chen 148, 150, 153 (HKAS, IFSBH). Yunnan: Bao-shan Co., J.-X. Lou 811763 (IFSBH, PE); Bi-luo-xue Shan (Mt.), M.-Z. Wang 6742 (IFSBH, PE); De-qing Co., L.-S. Wang 1817 (HKAS, IFSBH); Fu-gong Co., L.-S. Wang 594 (HKAS, IFSBH); Li-jiang Co., L.-S. Wang 382 (HKAS, IFSBH).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
general taxon notes:
The leaf shape of this species varies greatly. The leaf apices can be acute or obtuse. The strongly secund leaves toward one side and short leaf cells (10–12 µm long) projecting at upper ends make this species distinct.


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1. Lescuraea incurvata (Hedw.) Lawton 弯叶多毛藓 wan-ye duo-mao xian
Bull. Torrey Bot. Cl. 84: 290. 1957. Pseudoleskea incurvata (Hedw.) Loeske, Hedwigia 50: 313. 1911. Leskea incurvata Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 216. 1801. Type. Europe.
Plants medium-sized, dull, in dense mats. Stems flexuous, up to 3 cm long, loosely to densely subpinnately branched; branches simple, ca. 5 mm long, with dense leaves; paraphyllia lanceolate, abundant on stems, few on branches. Stem leaves appressed on stems when dry, obviously secund, obliquely arranged when moist, obovate-lanceolate, concave, acute or gradually to mucronate, 0.9–1.2 mm × 0.5–0.6 mm; leaf margins recurved, somewhat toothed at leaf apex; costa thick, strong, nearly percurrent, with small teeth at back surfaces; median leaf cells varied greatly in shape and size, from rounded hexagonal to oblong, 10–12 µm × 4.0–4.5 µm, projecting at upper ends, somewhat thin-walled; upper cells long; basal cells hexagonal, thin-walled; alar cells subquadrate, thin-walled; branch leaves similar to stem leaves. Dioicous. Inner perichaetial leaves oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, up to 0.8 mm long, costa weak. Setae dark brown, ca. 8 mm long; capsules pendent, obovoid to ellipsoid, ca. 1.0 mm long, 0.6 mm in diameter; peristome double; exostome teeth lanceolate, 0.35 mm long, densely striate below, verrucose above, lamella high; endostome segments as long as the exostome teeth, linear-lanceolate, folded, verrucose; cilia absent. Spores 9–15 µm in diameter.


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