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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 173. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Meesia longiseta Hedw. (Figs. 1–7.)
Map: Meesia longiseta Hedw. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on grasslands, wet ground, or in bogs; alt. unknown.
Distribution: China, Russia, Europe, and North, Central, and South America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Heilongjiang: Yao-he Co., C. Gao s.n. (IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Gen-he, C. Gao 51482 (HKAS); Da Xing An Ling (Greater Khingan Mt.), C. Gao 812 (HKAS, IFSBH). Shanxi: Lin-fen Co., Y.-J. Lin 50576 (HKAS).


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1. Meesia longisetaHedw.   寒藓   han xian
Sp. Musc. Frond. 173. 1801. Amblyodum longisetum (Hedw.) P. de Beauv., Dict. Sci. Nat. 2: 23. 1804. Diplocomium longisetum (Hedw.) Web. & Mohr, Index Mus. Pl. Crypt. 3. 1803. Type: Europe.
Plants large, yellowish green or brownish above, dark brown below, in loose tufts. Stems erect, 3–5 cm high, usually not branched. Leaves somewhat in 3 ranks, evenly spaced, decurrent at base, crisped when dry, erect or squarrose when moist, ovate-lanceolate, gradually acuminate or blunt at apex; margins plane, usually entire, sometimes denticulate, slightly revolute; costae slender, ending in the apex to nearly percurrent; leaf cells shortly rectangular, thin-walled, smooth; basal cells rectangular, elongate at margins. Synoicous. Perichaetial leaves elongate. Setae 8–10 cm long, straight, reddish brown; capsules ca. 5 mm long, pyriform, curved; neck elongate, yellowish brown; opercula small, shortly conic; annuli in 2 rows, deciduous. Spores 30–40 µm in diameter, yellowish brown, densely papillose.
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