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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum, Supplementum Secundum 1: 15. 1823. (Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 2) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Oedipodium griffithianum (Dicks.) Schwägr. (Figs. 1–6.)
Map: Oedipodium griffithianum (Dicks.) Schwägr. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on thin soil over rocks.
Distribution: China, Japan, Europe, western North America, and South America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: Nei Mongol: Da Xing An Ling (Greater Khingan Mt.), Gen-he, H.-F. Xie 25b (IFSBH).


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1. Oedipodium griffithianum (Dicks.) Schwaegr.   长台藓   chang-tai xian
Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 2, 1(1): 15. 1823. Gymnostomum griffithianum (Dicks.) Smith, Fl. Brit. 3: 1162. 1804. Bryum griffithianum Dicks., Fasc. Pl. Crypt. Brit. 4: 8. pl. 10, f. 10. 1801. Type. Great Britain.
Bryum bulbiforme Broth., Symb. Sin. 4: 56. pl. 1, f. 16. 1929, fide Ochi 1985. Type. China: Sichuan, Mu-li Co., Handel-Mazzetti 6933.
Plants small, soft, 5–10 mm high, grayish green or bright green, gregarious or in loose tufts. Stems erect, unbranched or sometimes branched, with rhizoids at base; central strand absent. Leaves sparsely imbricate, obovate, smaller on lower stem, larger toward stem tips, 2–3 mm × 1.5–2.0 mm; margins entire and plane, ciliate near the base; costa single, broader at base, ending well below leaf apex; leaf cells lax, thin-walled, smooth, upper and median cells rounded-hexagonal, ca. 40–70 µm wide; basal cells short-rectangular; marginal cells in 1 row, smaller, short-rectangular, with long, multicellular cilia near leaf base. Autoicous. Perigonia larger, budlike. Setae ca. 10 mm long, light brownish; capsules ovoid, erect, symmetric, with a long apophysis nearly 2–3 times as long as urns, stomata present; opercula low-conic; annuli lacking; peristome teeth none. Calyptrae cucullate, small. Spores ca. 13–16 µm in diameter, papillose.
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