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Published In: Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium 17: 67. 1990. (Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Cyrto-hypnum versicolor (Hornsch. ex Müll. Hal.) W.R. Buck & H.A. Crum (Figs. 1–19.)
Map: Cyrto-hypnum versicolor (Hornsch. ex Müll. Hal.) W.R. Buck & H.A. Crum (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on rotten logs or tree trunks in wet forests, also on rocks, caves or soil; alt. 1100–1150 m.
Distribution: China, Madagascar, and Central and South Africa.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Mt. Wuyi, P.-J. Lin 386 (IBSC, NY). Guangdong: K.-P. To et al. s.n. (BM, NY). Yunnan: Jing-hong Co., Redfearn et al. 34005 (MO, NY, SMSU); Meng-hai Co., Redfearn et al. 34141 (MO, NY); Meng-la Co., Redfearn et al. 33900a (MO, NY).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by having abundant reddish rhizoids mingling with stem leaves, apical cells of paraphyllia either truncate or acute, and the perichaetial leaves ciliate at margins.


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9. Cyrto-hypnum versicolor (C. Müll.) Buck & Crum 红毛细羽藓 hong-mao xi-yu xian
Contr. Univ. Michigan Herb. 17: 68. 1990. Thuidium versicolor (C. Müll.) Jaeg. Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–77: 249. 1878. Hypnum versicolor Hornsch. ex. C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 494. 1851. Type. South Africa: Uitenhage.
Plants slender, small to medium-sized, up to 4 cm long, yellowish green to dark green or brownish, creeping to ascending, in small, lax mats. Stems remotely or densely bipinnately branched, sometimes with strong branches; rhizoids dense; central strand present; paraphyllia densely growing on stems, usually simple, 2–6 cells long, apical cells truncate and papillose, rarely acute and branched. Stem leaves remote, cordate-triangular to widely cordate-triangular, 0.25–0.50 µm long, gradually or suddenly narrowed to a lanceolate apex, usually secund above; margins narrow at base or widely revolute, papillose or entire; costa stout, vanishing below leaf apex; branch leaves dense, ovate to triangularly ovate; leaf cells polygonal to rectangular, 3–6 µm × 6–12 µm, both antical and ventral sides with sharp papillae. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves oblong-ovate at base, long lanceolate above, sometimes longitudinally plicate; margins serrate, rarely ciliate. Setae ca. 2 cm long, orange red to orange yellow, finely papillose above; capsules oblong, brown to orange, inclined to horizontal; opercula 0.5–1.0 mm long; cilia 1–3, mostly connected at base. Spores 10–17 µm in diameter.
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