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Published In: Bryologia Europaea 4: 154 (fasc. 32. Monogr. Suppl. 1: 2). 1846. (Bryol. Eur.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 36, figs. 3–5).

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Map: Bryum purpurascens (R. Br.) Bruch & Schimp. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on rocks; alt. 1600–4100 m.
Distribution: China, Asia, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Shandong: Mt. Lao, Z.-G. Tong 78, 122 (both in PE). Xinjiang: Tianshan, J.-C. Zhao 2593b, 4294c (both in XJU). Xizang: A-li Co., M. Zang s.n. (HKAS); Ri-tu Co., M. Zang s.n. (HKAS).


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34. Bryum purpurascens (R. Brown) Bruch & Schimp. in B.S.G.   紫色真藓   zi se zhen xian
Bryol. Eur. 4: 154. 1846. Bryum arcticum var. purpurascens (R. Brown) Aöngstr., Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 12: 349. 1844. Pohlia purpurascens R. Brown, Chlor. Melvill. 39. 1823. Type: Canada.
Plants medium-sized, ca. 20 mm high, pale yellowish or reddish brown, in loose tufts. Stems more or less reddish, with few rhizoids at base. Leaves erect-spreading when dry, ovate, acuminate at apex; margins narrowly recurved, serrulate near apex, bordered by 2–3 rows of narrower, yellowish, thick-walled cells; costae ending below the apex or shortly excurrent, green to brown; median leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, ca. 16–30 µm wide. Autoicous. Setae elongate, 20–40 mm long, curved; capsules oblong-pyriform; neck as long as urn; opercula shortly apiculate; exostome teeth not hyaline, papillose; cilia absent. Spores 30–36 µm in diameter.
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