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Brothera Moss

Brothera leana C. Müller 1900

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This species often produces abundant clusters of brood bodies in axils of the upper leaves and appears to have grayish sheen, which is easily recognized in the fields.
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Moss Flora of China Vol. 1: 99 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Brothera leana is easily identified by clusters of brood leaves always present in the comal tufts. Campylopus fragilis has a similar appearance, but it has a different transverse section of the costa, with dorsal instead of median stereids. Furthermore, the ranges of the two species in North America do not overlap.
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Flora of North America Vol. 27: 364, 366 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Plants small, 3–8 mm high, green or yellowish green with grayish sheen, in dense, compact tufts. Stems radiculose at the base, with many small, spindle-shaped brood bodies clustered in axils of the upper leaves. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 3.0–3.6 mm long, gradually narrowed from a short, tubulose base, subtubulose above; margins entire or slightly serrulate at the tips; costa broad, filling 1/3 – ½ or more of the leaf base width and nearly all of the subula; laminal cells thin-walled, rectangular above, marginal cells somewhat elongate, laxer at the base; alar cells not clearly differentiated. Setae ca. 8 mm long, reddish brown; capsules reddish brown, ca. 1.0 mm long, 0.5 mm in diameter, without stomata. Spores 10–15 µm in diameter, pale yellowish, mostly smooth.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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Moss Flora of China Vol. 1: 99 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Moss Flora of China @ eFloras.org
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Description

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Leaves 2-3 mm; margins entire; costa 155-180 µm wide; basal laminal cells 19-55 × 4-19 µm, narrower at margins; distal laminal cells 24-55 × 3-7 µm. Specialized asexual reproduction by clusters of spindle-shaped brood leaves in the comal tufts. Sporophytes not found in North America.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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Flora of North America Vol. 27: 364, 366 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Distribution

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Distribution: China, India, Korea, Japan, Russia (Siberia), and North America.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
bibliographic citation
Moss Flora of China Vol. 1: 99 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Moss Flora of China @ eFloras.org
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Habitat

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Habitat: on tree bases or rotten wood, and rarely on rocks.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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Moss Flora of China Vol. 1: 99 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Moss Flora of China @ eFloras.org
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Gao Chien & Marshall R. Crosby
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Synonym

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Leucophanes leanum Sullivant, Musc. Allegh., 41. 1846; Campylopus leanus (Sullivant) Sullivant & Lesquereux; Leucobryum leanum (Sullivant) Kindberg; Syrrhopodon leanus (Sullivant) Lesquereux & James
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
bibliographic citation
Flora of North America Vol. 27: 364, 366 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of North America @ eFloras.org
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Flora of North America Editorial Committee
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eFloras.org
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