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Published In: Die Laubmoose Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz 1: 287. 1886. (Laubm. Deutschl.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: C. Gao (ed.) 1994 (Pl. 93, figs. 7–11).
Map: Cynodontium fallax Limpr. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/8/2009)
Habitat: on soil over rocks.
Distribution: China, Russia (Siberia), Europe, and North America.

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Chinese specimens examined: Jiangxi: Lu Shan (Mt.), J.-M. Yang 60 (IFSBH), Y. -S. Yang 33021 (IFSBH). Sichuan: Ya-jiang Co., S. He 31928a (MO). Yunnan: Da-li Co., S.-D. Zhao & Z.-F. Fang 745 (IFSBH).


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2. Cynodontium fallax Limpr.   假狗牙藓 jia gou-ya xian
Laubm. Deutschl. 1: 287. 1886. Type. Europe.
Plants rather small, slender, 1–3 cm high, pale green to yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple or sparsely branched, radiculose at the base. Leaves flexuose when dry, erect-spreading when moist, narrowly lanceolate, gradually acuminate from a narrow base to a long, acuminate apex; margins nearly plane, serrulate in the upper half; costa subpercurrent, roughened near the apex; upper cells quadrate, 10–15 mm wide, moderately mammillose; lower cells rectangular, smooth; alar cells slightly differentiated. Autoicous. Perigonia sessile. Setae erect, pale yellowish to reddish brown; capsules erect, symmetric, not strumose; opercula long, conic-rostrate; annuli developed, in 1 row; peristome teeth divided about 1/3–2/3 down, reddish brown. Spores ca. 21 µm in diameter, brownish, papillose.


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