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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 820. 1906. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Distribution     (Last Modified On 12/14/2011)
Habitat: on wet rocks and tree trunks; alt. 1350–2800 m.
Distribution: China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Thailand.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 12/14/2011)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hainan: Bao-ting Co., S. He 40827 (MO); Le-dong Co., S. He 40691 (MO). Sichuan: Hui-li Co., Handel-Mazzetti 1910 (as Aerobryopsis filamentosum, H); Lu-ding Co., J.-R. Yang 2003a (PE). Taiwan: Nan-tou Co., S. He 36257 (MO). Yunnan: An-ning Co., Redfearn et al. 2098 (MO, PE); Chu-xiong Co., Redfearn et al. 1715 (MO); Jing-hong Co., Magill et al. 7814 (MO); Kunming City, W.-X. Xu 152, 5886 (both in PE), Handel-Mazzetti 6611 (as Aerobryopsis longissima, H); Li-jiang Co., L.-S. Wang 81679 (HKAS), W.-M. Zhu 595 (PE); Lu-nan Co., Redfearn et al. 2270 (MO); Meng-hai Co., J.-X. Luo 86410a (MO, PE), Magill 7888 (MO); Song-ming Co., Redfearn et al. 1901 (MO); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn & Y.-G. Su 605 (MO); Ying-jiang Co., J.-X. Luo et al. 813617a (MO, PE).


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1. Aerobryidium aureonitens (Hook. ex Schwägr.) Broth.   卵叶毛扭藓   luan ye mao niu xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 820. 1906. Brachythecium aureonitens (Hook. ex Schwägr.) A. Jaeger, Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–77: 341. 1878. Meteorium aureonitens (Hook. ex Schwägr.) Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. Suppl. 1: 91. 1859. Hypnum aureonitens Hook. ex Schwägr., Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 3(1): pl. 221. 1827. Type: India. Nilgiri Hill, Hooker & Thomson 831.
Meteorium atratum (Mitt.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 818. 1906. Papillaria atrata (Mitt.) E. S. Salmon, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 34: 467. 1900. Trachypus atratus Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. Suppl. 1: 129. 1859.
Plants green, yellowish green, or yellowish brown, slightly glossy. Primary stems creeping; secondary stems slender, ca. 10 cm long, usually pendulous, irregularly pinnately branched; branches usually less than 3 mm wide with leaves. Leaves dense, ovate-lanceolate, usually ca. 3.2 mm × ca. 1.0 mm, erect-patent, abruptly narrowed or gradually acuminate above, often ending with a hairy, flexuose apex, the hairy apices significantly less than 1/2 the total leaf length; margins serrulate or nearly entire above; costae single, reaching above mid-leaf; median leaf cells rhomboidal to linear-rhomboidal, 30–45 µm × 4–5 µm, thin-walled, unipapillose; basal cells 20–45 µm × 8.5–11.0 µm; alar cells scarcely differentiated, somewhat shorter. Dioicous. Setae 8–12 mm long, roughened; capsules ovoid to oblong-ovoid, ca. 2.8 mm × ca. 1.3 mm, usually erect; opercula conic, obliquely rostrate; peristome double; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, finely papillose or striolate at the base; endostome segments linear-lanceolate, finely papillose; basal membrane high; cilia rudimentary or absent. Calyptrae cucullate, sometimes sparsely hairy. Spores 15–20 µm in diameter, finely papillose.


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