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Published In: Bryologia Silesiaca 288. 1869. (Bryol. Siles.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 65, figs. 1–8).

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Map: Lescuraea saxicola (Schimp.) Milde (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Habitat: on tree bases.
Distribution: China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hunan: Chang-sha City, C. Gao 34 (IFSBH); Hui-tong Co., C. Gao 40127, 40128 (IFSBH). Xinjiang: Fu-kang Co., B.-C. Tan 93-840 (FH).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
general taxon notes:
Lescuraea saxicola is similar to L. mutabilis, but the former is distinguished from the latter by having smaller paraphyllia, wider leaves, and short leaf cells (5–9:1).


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4. Lescuraea saxicola(Schimp. in B. S. G.) Mol. in Lor. 石生多毛藓 shi-sheng duo-mao xian
Moosstudien 144. 1864. Lescuraea striata var. saxicola Schimp. in B. S. G., Bryol. Eur. 5: 103, t. 459. 1851. Type. Europe: Alps, without specific locality.
Lescuraea julacea Besch. & Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 3: 284. 1911.
Plants in dense tufts. Stems creeping, subpinnately or pinnately branched; branches up to 5 cm long, curved or erect; paraphyllia few, triangular to lanceolate. Stem leaves appressed when dry, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate to acute or mucronate at apex, 1.0 mm × 0.4 mm, concave, almost without plication; leaf margins recurved almost throughout; costa thick, strong, percurrent, convex at back, usually flexuous; median leaf cells long-rhomboidal to sublinear, thin-walled, projecting at upper ends, 25–35 µm × 4.0–4.5 µm, slightly shorter at lower part, basal cells near margins rectangular, 15–20 µm × 5–9 µm; alar cells flatly quadrate, 8–13 µm wide; branch leaves somewhat smaller than stem leaves with upper costa dentate at back side. Dioicous. Inner perichaetial leaves ovate to oblong, gradually narrowed up to 1.7 mm long; costa short, entire. Setae 7–10 mm long, erect, brown; capsules erect, long-ellipsoidal to cylindrical, 1.3–1.5 mm long, 0.6–0.7 mm thick; peristome double; exostome teeth lanceolate, narrowed, yellowish, striate at lower part, almost smooth at upper part, lamella blurred; endostome segments shorter than exostome teeth, smooth; linear, fragile; opercula 0.4 mm long. Spores spherical, 10–15 µm in diameter.


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