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Published In: Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series B, Division 2 (Botany) B2(Bot.)8: 167. 16. 1958. (J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., Ser. B, Div. 2, Bot.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Hypnum calcicola Ando (Figs. 1–13.)
Map: Hypnum calcicola Ando (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on rocks, rarely on trunks; alt. 940–2800 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Guizhou: Jiang-kou Co., Mt. Fanjing, C. Gao & J.-Y. Feng 31298, 31305, 32023 (all in IFSBH). Hubei: Mt. Shennongjia, 1980 Sino-Amer. Exped. 523d (MO). Jiangxi: Mt. Lushan, E.-Z. Bai 36972, 37078, 37105, 37122 (all in IFSBH). Shaanxi: Lue-yang Co., Q. Huang & G. X. Li 286 (MO, PE). Sichuan: Tian-quan Co., Mt. Erlang, C. Gao 17743 (IFSBH). Taiwan: Miao-li Co., Shevock 18091 (CAS, MO); Nan-tou Co., S. He 36211 (MO).


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1. Hypnum calcicola Ando   钙生灰藓  gai-sheng hui xian
J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., Ser. B, Div. 2, Bot. 8: 167. 1958. Type: Japan.
Plants medium-sized, pale green, in dense patches. Stems erect or ascending, up to 4 cm long, regularly or irregularly branched, branches remote, nearly flattened, 3–8 mm long; in stem cross section central strand slightly developed; pseudoparaphyllia shortly lanceolate. Stem leaves strongly falcate-secund, ovate- or triangular-lanceolate, concave, 2.2–2.7 mm × 0.60–0.75 mm, slenderly acuminate; margins plane, subentire or serrulate above the middle; costae double, relatively strong; median and upper leaf cells linear, 40–60 µm × ca. 3 µm, thick-walled; basal cells shorter, brownish; alar cells inflated, hyaline, with a few rows of subquadrate cells at margins; branch leaves smaller, oblong-lanceolate, 1.8–2.3 mm × 0.4–0.5 mm. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves erect, elongate, up to 8 mm long, lanceolate, plicate, serrulate. Setae 1.5–2.5 cm long, smooth, reddish brown, twisted when dry; capsules inclined to horizontal, ellipsoidal, slightly curved, 1.2–1.8 mm long, more or less constricted below the mouth when dry; peristome teeth normal, with 2–3 cilia. Spores 15–22 µm in diameter.


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