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Published In: Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 23: 56. 6 f. 18. 1860. (Trans. Linn. Soc. London) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Z.-H. Li 1985 (fig. 2, a–j, as Fissidens splachnobryoides).

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Map: Fissidens flaccidus Mitt. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on rocks or soil.
Distribution: China, Japan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, Africa, and Americas.

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Chinese specimens examined: Guangdong: Gao-yao Co., H. Wu B90b (IBSC, SYS); Guang-zhou City, P.-J. Lin 3421 (IBSC, SYS). Guangxi: Gui-lin City, T. Cao 21884 (IFSBH, SYS). Hainan: Hai-kou City, Redfearn 35691 (MO). Taiwan: Botel Tabago, Schwabe s.n. (JE); Tai-bei Co., M.-J. Lai 5961 (H).


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16. Fissidens flaccidus Mitt.   暖地凤尾藓   nuan-di feng-wei xian
Trans. Linn. Soc. London 23: 56. 6f. 18. 1860. Type. Nigeria: Vogel s.n.
Fissidens maceratus Mitt., Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria 19: 91. 1882.
Fissidens splachnobryoides Broth. in Schum. & Lauterb., Fl. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. Südsee: 81: 1900.
Fissidens splachnobryoides fo. subbrachyneuron (Thér. & P. de la Varde) Herz., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 14: 55. 1955. Fissidens subbrachyneuron Thér. & P. de la Varde, Rev. Gén. Bot. 29: 292. 1917.

Plants very small. Leafy stems simple, 2.4–3.7 mm long, 1.8–2.0 mm wide; axillary hyaline nodules not differentiated; central strand lacking. Leaves in 4–7 pairs, upper leaves oblong-lanceolate, 1.2–2.0 mm × 0.3–0.4 mm wide, acute at apex; base of dorsal laminae wedge-shaped; vaginant laminae 1/2 –3/5 the leaf length, equal; costa thin, ending far below the leaf apex; margins entire; leaves bordered all around; limbidia on apical and dorsal laminae, consisting of 2–3 rows of cells, becoming indistinct toward the base of dorsal laminae; limbidia on vaginant laminae stronger, consisting of 2–5 rows of cells, 1–3 cells thick in cross section; cells of apical and dorsal laminae rhombic to elliptic-ovate, 40–50 µm long, thin-walled; cells of upper part of dorsal and vaginant laminae similar to those of apical laminae, but more elongate toward the base, up to 94 µm long. Sporophytes not seen.

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