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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum 182. 1801. (Sp. Musc. Frond.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: J.-X. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 27, figs. 9–14).
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Map: Bryum capillare Hedw. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Habitat: on soil, thin soil over rocks; alt. 1800–3600 m.
Distribution: China and worldwide.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., M.-Z. Wang 860410 (MO, PE). Guangxi: Rong-shui Co., X.-L. He 00627 (MO, PE). Hubei: Ba-dong Co., L.-Q. Bi 47 (HKAS); Mt. Shennongjia, G.-C. Zhang 34455 (HKAS). Jiangsu: Su-zhou City, P.-P. Lin & Q. Wang 2475 (HKAS, NAS); Yang-zhou City, P.-P. Lin & Q. Wang 2839 (HKAS, NAS). Nei Mongol: Mt. Helan, Z.-G. Tong 2050 (HIMC). Shaanxi: West Mt. Taibai, Z.-P. Wei 6183 (HKAS, WUG). Taiwan: Hsin-chu Co., Shevock 14400 (CAS, MO); Hua-lien Co., Koponen 18156 (H, HKAS), Shevock 17962 (CAS, MO); Ilan Co., Shevock 18231 (CAS, MO); Nan-tou Co., Shevock 17932 (CAS, MO); Tai-chung Co., Shevock 18049 (CAS, MO). Xinjiang: He-jing Co., S. He 951198 (MO). Xizang: Lang Co., M. Zang 1869 (HKAS). Yunnan: Da-li Co., D.-C. Zhang 635 (HKAS); Lu-jian Co., M. Zang 6074a (HKAS); Lu-xi Co., X.-Y. Jia 910094 (MO). Zhejiang: Heng-zhou City, M. Zang 73-01 (HKAS).


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12. Bryum capillare Hedw.   细叶真藓   xi ye zhen xian
Sp. Musc. Frond. 182. 1801. Hypnum capillare (Hedw.) Web. & Mohr, Index Mus. Pl. Crypt. 3. 1803. Type: Europe.
Bryum capillare var. courtoisii (Broth. & Par.) Podp., Prace Morav.-Slez. Akad. Ved. Prir. 22: 462. 1950. Bryum courtoisii Broth. & Par., Rev. Bryol. 35: 41. 1908. Type: China. Ngan Hoei, Courtois s.n.
Bryum capillare var. nagasakense (Broth.) Ochi, J. Jap. Bot. 31: 364. 1956. Bryum nagasakense Broth., Hedwigia 38: 219. 1899.
Bryum capillare var. obconicum (Hornsch.) Husn., Muscol. Gall. 241. 1889, hom. illeg. Bryum obconicum Hornsch. in B.S.G., Bryol. Eur. 4: 129. 1839. 
Bryum capillare var. rubrolimbatum (Broth.) Bartr., Philipp. J. Sci. 68: 142. 1939. Bryum rubrolimbatum Broth., Philipp. J. Sci. 5: 147. 1910.
Bryum spathulatulum C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 4: 248. 1897. Type: China. Shaanxi (Schen-si), March 1896, Giraldi s.n.
Bryum taitumense Card., Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2, 19(2): 110. 1905.
Plants small, up to 10 mm high, deep green to blackish green, not particularly glossy, in tufts. Stems often branched by innovations, sometimes with gemmae on rhizoids, reddish brown, spherical, 110–200 µm in diameter. Leaves twisted or flexuous when dry, spreading when moist, lower leaves rounded-ovate to oblong-ovate, acute; costae percurrent; upper leaves obovate, oblong-ovate to ligulate, widest in the middle, ca. 1.4–3.0 mm long, shortly acuminate; margins plane or slightly recurved below, indistantly bordered by 1–2 rows of narrowed to linear, yellowish cells, serrulate above, not decurrent at bases; costae shortly to long-excurrent; upper and median leaf cells rhombic, oblong- to rounded-hexagonal, 45–70 µm × 15–22 µm, thin-walled; basal cells larger than the cells above, oblong-hexagonal to short-rectangular. Dioicous. Setae up to 25 mm long, twisted, reddish brown; capsules inclined to horizontal, narrowly elongate-ovoid or club-shaped, reddish brown; neck distinct, shorter than urn, shrunk when dry; opercula shortly apiculate; exostome teeth yellowish brown below; endostome segments widely perforate; basal membrane ca. 2/3 the height of teeth; cilia 2–4, nearly as long as the segments. Spores 10–16 µm in diameter.


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