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Published In: Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 17(4): 116. f. 1: 34–39. 1979. (Acta Phytotax. Sin.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Bryum gossypinum C. Gao & K.C. Chang (Figs. 6–12.)
Map: Bryum gossypinum C. Gao & K.C. Chang (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on grasslands in high mountains; alt. 5550–5800 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Xizang: Ali regions, Ge-ji Co., J.-T. Wang 8 (HKAS, PE); Zhong-ba Co., Qing-Zang Team 7583 (HKAS).


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19. Bryum gossypinum C. Gao & K.-C, Zhang   绵毛真藓   mian mao zhen xian
Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(4): 116. 1979. Type: China. Xizang, Gegyai Xian, alt. 5550 m, Wang 8 (holotype IFSBH).
Plants small, less than 10 mm high, yellowish brown, in dense tufts or compact. Stems short, slender, not branched or only branched at base, densely covered with reddish brown rhizoids. Leaves imbricate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, filiform at apex, often ending in hyaline, long awns; costae percurrent; median and upper leaf cells linear-rhomboidal or vermicular, thin-walled; basal cells rectangular, thin-walled. Dioicous. Setae short, ca. 5 mm long, curved; capsules elongate-ovoid; opercula conic; peristome double. Spores brownish, usually in tetrads.
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