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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 191–192, pl. 45, f. 1–4. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 44, figs. 1–5).
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Map: Mnium stellare Hedw. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks, rotten trees or thin soil over rocks; alt. 1500–2400 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Korea, India, Central Asia, Europe, North America, and northern Africa.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hebei: Dongling, L.-Q. Yu 38b (HKAS). Jilin: An-tu Co., C. Gao s.n. (IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Liang-cheng Co., X.-L. Bai 226 (HIMC).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
general taxon notes:
There are various opinions regarding the generic belonging of Mnium stellare. Even within the genus Mnium, different views exist with respect to the section to this species belongs. Brotherus (1924) placed it under subgen. Integerrimae Limpr. based on its lax, uniform leaf cells and the absence of dorsal stereid bands of the costae. We believe it belongs to section Stellariformia (Kindb.) T. Kop.


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8. Mnium stellare Hedw.   硬叶提灯藓   ying ye ti deng xian
Sp. Musc. Frond. 191. pl. 45. 1801. Stellariomnium stellare (Hedw.) Bowers, Lindbergia 6: 17. 1980. Type: Europe.
Mnium niponi-stellare C. Müll. ex Kab., Hedwigia 76: 20. 1936, nom nud.
Plants medium-sized, dark green, in loose or dense tufts. Stems erect, 1.2–2.5 cm high, simple or rarely branched, somewhat radiculose below. Leaves distant, obovate or elliptical, 1.8–3.0 mm × 0.8–1.4 mm, abruptly acute or rarely gradually acute at apex, narrowed at base; margins not bordered, sparsely single-toothed above the mid-leaf; costae ending well below the apex, smooth at back; leaf cells irregularly hexagonal to rounded, 20–30 µm wide, slightly thickened at corners. Dioicous. Setae solitary, 2–3 cm long, reddish yellow; capsules elongate-ovoid, horizontal to pendulous; opercula conic, bluntly apiculate.
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