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Published In: Nova Acta Physico-medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum Exhibentia Ephemerides sive Observationes Historias et Experimenta 11(1): 143. 1823. (Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Spiridens reinwardtii Nees (Figs. 6–11.)
Map: Spiridens reinwardtii Nees (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on trunks of tree fern in moist forests; alt. 1200–1420 m.
Distribution: China, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, and New Zealand.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Taiwan: Tai-tung Co., M. Tagawa 2942 (NICH), Shevock 28816 (CAS, MO, TERSI); Pin-tung Co., S. He 37901 (MO, PE), Shevock 28794 (CAS, MO, TESRI).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
This beautiful moss appears to have not been found in mainland China.


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1. Spiridens reinwardtiiNees   木毛藓   mu mao xian
Nov. Act. Ac. Leop. Car. 11(1): 143. 17A. 1823. Neckera reinwardtii (Nees) C. Müll., Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop-Carol. Nat. Cur. 11(1): 143. 1823. Type: Indonesia.
Plants very large, robust, thick. Stems up to 30 cm long, 2 cm wide with leaves, simple or irregularly branched, sometimes with slender branches. Leaves reflexed-spreading, ca. 1.1–1.3 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, strongly sheathing at base, slenderly lanceolate above, somewhat twisted, with long-filiform apex; margins plane, serrate above the sheathing base; costae excurrent; apical and median leaf cells small, irregular, thick-walled, becoming longer downward, porose; cells at sheathing base narrowly rectangular, thin-walled. Dioicous. Setae short, ca. 1–3 mm long; capsules elongate-ovoid, asymmetric, slightly curved, smooth, ca. 5 mm long, slightly inclined; opercula slenderly and obliquely rostrate; peristome features the same as those of the family.
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