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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 3 2: 304. 1844. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Bartram 1939 (Pl. 21, fig. 361).

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Map: Fabronia curvirostris Dozy & Molk. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on tree trunks or moist rocks.
Distribution: China, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Taiwan: Nan-tou Co., S.-H. Lin s.n. [Bryophytes of Taiwan Exsiccatae, ser. 1, no. 16] (MO).


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4. Fabronia curvirostris Dozy & Molk. 弯喙碎米藓 wan-hui sui-mi xian
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3, 2: 304. 1844. Type. Indonesia: Java.


Plants slender, yellowish green, glossy, densely tufted. Stems prostrate, irregularly branched, branches erect or ascending, up to 5 cm long. Stem leaves widely lanceolate, narrowed at base, gradually narrowed from middle to a hair-pointed apex; branch leaves lanceolate, ciliate at apex, flexuous when dry, up to 0.7 mm long; margins plane, sharply serrate; costa slender, vanishing in the middle of leaf, smooth on the back; upper leaf cells elliptic or narrowly rhomboidal, 24–48 µm × ca. 8 µm, marginal cells smaller, basal cells short; alar cells quadrate, in several rows. Monoicous. Female inflorescences growing on short branches. Setae up to 3 mm long, brownish; capsules erect, shortly cylindrical or ovoid, ca. 0.6 mm long; opercula conic, rostrate; annuli undifferentiated; peristome teeth lingulate, in pairs, reddish brown, striate. Spores 16–18 µm in diameter, finely papillose.
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