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Published In: European and N. American Bryineae (Mosses) 1: 48. 1897. (Eur. N. Amer. Bryin.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 61, figs. 1–8).

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Map: Pseudoleskeella catenulata (Brid. ex Schrad.) Kindb. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Habitat: on rocks, sometimes on rotten woods or tree trunks.
Distribution: China, Japan, Europe, Greenland, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Liaoning: Zhuang-he Co., X.-Y. Jia 880253, 880338 (IFSBH); Huan-ren Co., T. Cao 142, 143 (IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Xi-lin-hao-ti City., Z.-G. Gong 1054, 1081 (IFSBH); Helan Shan (Mt.), Z.-G. Tong 1330 (HIMC, IFSBH, MO); Da Xing An Ling (Greater Khingan Mt.), C. Gao 3437 (IFSBH). Qinghai: Cheng-duo Co., B. C. Tan 95-1690 (FH, MO). Xinjiang: Fu-kang Co., B.-C. Tan 93-963, 93-998, 93-1211 (FH, NY), J.-C. Zhao 3214 (IFSBH), C.-F. Zhao 2338 (IFSBH); He-jing Co., S. He 951147 (MO); Ma-na-si Co., X.-S. Wang 22 (MO, PE); Mt. Altai, C.-F. Zhao 2457 (IFSBH); Mt. Bo-ge-da, J.-C. Zhao 2791, 2284 (IFSBH); Ni-le-ke Co., S. He 951123 (MO); Urumqi Co., S. He 951046 (MO). Xizang: Ya-dong Co., Xizang Team 7785 (MO, PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by having a slender costa that is either short, single or forked above, ending above the middle of leaf and by having cells rather small, short, and smooth. The distribution of this species in China is limited to northern areas. Many specimens previously identified as this species from southern provinces are Pseudoleskeella tectorum.


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1. Pseudoleskeella catenulata (Brid. ex Schrad.) Kindb. 假细罗藓 jia xi-luo xian
Eur. N. Amer. Bryin. 1: 48. 1897. Pterigynandrum catenulatum Brid. ex. Schrad., J. Bot. (Schrader) 1801(1): 195. 1803. Type. Switzerland: Bridel s.n.
Plants soft, dark green to yellowish green, in loose or dense tufts. Stems creeping, irregularly pinnately branched; branches short, julaceous, curved at tips; pseudoparaphyllia small, linear-lanceolate. Leaves concave, cucullate, gradually tapered from cordate to ovate base to a mucronate apex, 0.6–0.8 mm × 0.30–0.45 mm; costa ending above middle of leaf, single or forked above; leaf cells smooth, short, small; median cells irregularly short-rhomboidal, 10–15 µm × 5–8 µm; basal cells near margins quadrate to flatly quadrate, 7.5–10.0 µm × 10.0-12.5 µm; basal cells along costa rectangular, 15–25 µm × 10 µm. Dioicous. Setae up to 1.5 cm long, yellowish brown; capsules pendent, recurved, yellowish brown or somewhat reddish; peristome double; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate; cilia well developed. Spores spherical, 16–18 µm, finely papillose.


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