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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 56. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/16/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Splachnum luteum Hedw. (Figs. 6–11.)
Map: Splachnum luteum Hedw. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)

Habitat: on bird’s droppings.

Distribution: China and the Northern Hemisphere.


Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:

Chinese specimens examined: Heilongjiang: Hei-he (River), Z.-W. Ao s.n. (IFSBH); Yu-chun City, S.-E. Liu s.n. (IFSBH).


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2. Splachnum luteum Hedw.   黄壶藓   huang hu xian
Sp. Musc. Frond. 56. 1801. Type. Lapland.
Plants medium-sized, ca. 1.5 cm high, bright green, not glossy, in loose or somewhat dense tufts. Stems erect, branched, sterile branches elongate, with numerous brownish rhizoids at base. Leaves broadly oblong-obovate, distinctly constricted at base, abruptly narrowed to a slender acumen; margins undulate, serrulate above; costa subpercurrent to percurrent; upper leaf cells oblong-hexagonal, lower cells shortly rectangular, thick-walled. Dioicous. Setae 5–14 cm long, yellowish; capsules with short urns, reddish brown, apophyses umbrellalike or nearly discoid, yellowish; opercula hemispheric, blunt; annuli none; peristome teeth inserted below the mouth, yellowish. Spores maturing in late spring or early summer.


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