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Published In: Nova Hedwigia 41: 104. 1985. (Nova Hedwigia) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Entodontopsis nitens (Mitt.) W.R. Buck & Ireland (Figs. 11–19.)
Map: Entodontopsis nitens (Mitt.) W.R. Buck & Ireland (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on calcareous rocks and rotten wood; alt. 500–600 m.
Distribution: China, India, and Vietnam.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Taiwan: C.-K. Wang 1452 (IBSC). Yunnan: Meng-la Co., Magill et al. 7627, Redfearn et al. 33985 (both in MO); Xishuangbanna, P.-C. Lin 3068 (IBSC).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Entodontopsis nitens is characterized by its bluntly apiculate leaf apices.


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2. Entodontopsis舌叶拟绢藓   she ye ni juan xiannitens (Mitt.) W. R. Buck & Ireland  
Nova Hedwigia 41: 104. 1985. Stereophyllum nitens Mitt., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 23: 51, pl. 5, f. 3. 1860. Type: India.
Stereophyllum ligulatum A. Jaeger, Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1877–78: 277. 1880.


Plants slender, yellowish green, glossy. Stems prostrate, complanate, irregularly branched. Leaves erect-spreading when moist, appressed when dry, ligulate, 1.6–1.7 mm × 0.7–0.8 mm, rounded-obtuse or bluntly apiculate at apex; margins nearly entire or minutely denticulate due to prorate cell ends, often revolute on one side at the base; costae strong, single, extending to ca. 1/2 the leaf length; median leaf cells rhomboidal, 40–42 µm × 7–8 µm; apical cells broader, shorter, usually prorate; marginal cells larger, ca. 57 µm × 8 µm; basal cells larger, colored; alar cells differentiated, ca. 45 µm × 15 µm, inflated. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves erect, narrow. Setae slender, ca. 15 mm long, straight or slightly curved, smooth; capsules inclined or horizontal, oblong-ovoid to cylindrical, ca. 1.34 mm long, constricted below the mouth when dry; exostome teeth ca. 300 µm × 70 µm, distinctly cross-striolate below, papillose above; endostome segments as long as the teeth, broader, keeled, hyaline; cilia unknown. Spores not seen.
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