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Published In: The Bryologist 61: 115. f. 1–9. 1958. (Bryologist) Name publication detail
 

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Illustrations: Oligotrichum falcatum Steere (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Oligotrichum falcatum Steere (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Distribution:
Habitat: on moist meadows; alt. 4500 m.
Distribution: China, the Himalayas, North America, and Greenland.

 


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Chinese specimens examined: Xizang: Cha-yu Co., M.-Z. Wang 12662c (PE); Mo-tuo Co., Unknown collector s.n. (PE).

 

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3. Oligotrichum falcatum Steere   镰叶小赤藓   lian ye xiao chi xian
Bryologist 61: 115. f. 1–9. 1958. Psilopilum falcatum (Steere) Crum, Steere & Anderson, Bryologist 68: 434. 1965[1966]. Type: U.S.A. Alaska, Brooks Range, Franklin Mts., Mt. Chamberlin, Steere 18959 (holotype NY).
 
Plants small to medium-sized, male plants rather small, female ones 1–5 cm high, brownish green to reddish brown, usually in tufts. Leaves deeply cucullate, lanceolate, 1.5–2.5 mm × 0.6–1.0 mm, not clearly sheathing at base; margins serrate; costa rather broad, ending at leaf apex; ventral lamellae strongly wavy, 10–15 rows, 3–5 cells high, on the leaf back with only a few lamellae or spines; median cells rounded quadrate, 7–18 µm wide; basal cells elongate or nearly rectangular, 18–35 µm × 7–18 µm, thick-walled. Dioicous. Setae reddish brown, straight; capsules single, cylindrical, mostly curved; peristome teeth 32; opercula conic, with short beaks. Calyptrae cucullate, covered with sparse cilia. Spores spherical, 10–13 µm in diameter, verrucose.
 
 
 
 
 
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