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2. Molendoa schliephackei (Limpr.) Zand., Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences. 32:170. 1993; Pleuroweisia schliephackei Limpr., Jahresber. Schles. Ges. Vaterl. Cult. 61: 224. 1864.

Anoectangium schliephackeanum Limpr., Laubm. Deutschl. 241. 1886, nom. nud.

Plants small to medium-sized, 1.5–2.5 cm high, in loose to dense tufts. Stems erect, simple, rarely branched; central strand weakly differentiated. Leaves densely arranged, appressed to imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, slightly reflexed, lanceo-ligulate, blunt to rounded-obtuse at the apex, rarely weakly apiculate; margins entire, usually weakly recurved on both sides; costa ending below the apex; upper leaf cells quadrate to rounded-hexagonal, densely covered with numerous simple papillae; basal cells rounded-rectangular to elliptic, smooth. Sporophytes terminal on lateral short branches. Setae ca. 1.0–1.5 cm long; capsules obovoid; opercula conic-rostrate, with a slender long beak; annuli differentiated, of 1–2 rows of cells, persistent.

Type. Switzerland: Roseg-Gletschers, VII 1883, Graf s.n.

Chinese specimens examined: BEIJING: Western Hills (Xi-shan), P.-C. Chen 5 (PE); Xiang-shan, F.-D. Chen 24 (PE). FUJIAN: Zhang-zhou City, M. Zang 8 (HKAS). HEBEI: Wei Co., C. Gao 18567 (HKAS, IFSBH), Y.-C. Zhao 35 (PE). HEILONGJIANG: Hai-lin Co., C. Gao s.n. (IFSBH). HUBEI: Sheng-nong-jia (Mt.), G.-C. Zhang 34403 (HKAS, IFSBH). JIANGSU: Nan-jing City, M. Zang 1015 (HKAS). LIAONING: An-shan City, Koponen 37854 (H, HKAS); Qian-shan (Mt.), Koponen 37312 (H). SHANDONG: Tai Shan (Mt.), C. Gao 34102 (HKAS, IFSBH). SICHUAN: Dao-cheng Co., M.-Z. Wang 814004 (PE); Nan-chong City, D.-C. Xie 16703 (HKAS). XIZANG: Lang Co., M. Zang 1708 (HKAS); Long-zi Co., Jia-yu River, M. Zang 973 (HKAS); Zhong-ba Co., M. Zang 1061 (HKAS); Zhu-mu-long-ma-feng (Mt. Everest), X.-G. Wang 13 (MO, PE). YUNNAN: Jian-shui Co., M. Zang 15195 (HKAS); Kun-ming City, W.-X. Xu 635 (HYUB); Li-jiang Co., J.-S. Xu 959 (HKAS). ZHEJIANG: Wen-zhou City, D.-K. Li 8683 (HKAS, SHM).

Habitat: on ground in forests or in open areas; also on rocks or thin soil over rocks; Distribution: China, Russia, and Switzerland.

Illustrations: C. Gao (ed.) 1996 (Pl. 46, figs. 1–7, as Pleuroweisia schliephackei).


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