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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 222–223, pl. 56, f. 8–13. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 58, figs. 10–16).
 
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Map: Leskea gracilescens Hedw. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Distribution:
Habitat: on bases of tree trunks.
Distribution: China and North America.
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: Heilongjiang: Fu-yuan Co., C. Gao 6364 (IFSBH).
 

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
general taxon notes:
 
This species is characterized by having broad leaves (1.0–1.5:1) with obtuse apices.

 

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1. Leskea gracilescens Hedw. 细枝薄罗藓 xi-zhi bo-luo xian
Sp. Musc. Frond. 222. 1801. Type. U.S.A.: Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Muhlenberg s.n.
 
Plants tiny, green to yellowish green, in prostrate mats. Primary stems creeping, 1–2 cm long, irregularly branched, branches short, dense. Stem leaves and branch leaves isomorphous; branch leaves involute, appressed on branches when dry, erect-spreading upward when moist; broadly ovate to ovate, 0.5–0.8 mm × 0.4–0.6 mm, usually plicate at base, with blunt apex; margins entire, narrowly recurved at the base; costa single, ending below the apex; upper and median leaf cells round-polygonal, 7–10 µm, unipapillose. Sporophytes not seen.
 
 
 
 
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