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Published In: Revue Bryologique, nouvelle série 1: 186. 1928. (Rev. Bryol., n.s.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Pylaisia curviramea Dixon (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Pylaisia curviramea Dixon (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks, rocks, or soil.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hebei: Wei-xian Co., C. Gao 31030, 31047 (both in IFSBH). Henan: Song-xian Co., J.-X. Luo 426 (PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Pylaisia curviramea is characterized by having distinctly curved branches, broadly ovate leaf bases, and small spores.


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2. Pylaisia curviramea Dix.   弯枝金灰藓   wan-zhi jin hui xian
Rev. Bryol., n.s., 1: 186. 1928. Pylaisiella curviramea (Dix.) Redf., Tan & S. He, J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 79: 290. 1996. Type: China. Shaanxi, K’iao Cheu, E. Licent 146.
Plants slender, pale green. Stems creeping, pinnately branched, somewhat dendroid; leafy branches short, 2–3 mm long, curved when dry, densely foliate. Leaves slightly secund, broadly ovate at base, suddenly narrowed above the middle, slenderly acuminate at apex; margins entire; costae very short or indistinct; upper and median leaf cells elliptic or oblong-rhombic, marginal cells shorter; basal cells longer; alar cells numerous, subquadrate, in several distinct rows along margins. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves erect or erect spreading. Setae about 10 mm long; capsules ellipsoidal, about 1.75 mm long; stomata present; opercula and annuli not seen; peristome double; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, rather short, pale yellowish, not distinctly bordered, smooth on the dorsal surface, trabeculate on the ventral surface; endostome segments lanceolate, not adherent to the teeth, keeled, perforate, papillose. Spores light colored, 13–16 µm in diameter.


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