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The Moss Flora of China

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Checklist of Chinese Mosses | References | Guide for Contributors

Moss Flora of China (English Version) Project Guide for Contributors

III. Format for species data accumulation

Name: Accepted scientific name and author(s).
Chinese name: Chinese characters and their corresponding Hanyu Pinyin.
Synonym(s): include basionym and synonyms based on Chinese type specimens.

Description:
Plants- size, habit, and color.
Stems- size, branching pattern, cross section, central strand, rhizoids, axillary hairs, paraphyllia, and pseudoparaphyllia.
Leaves- secondary stem and branch leaves, arrangement, stature when dry and moist, shape, texture, size, apex, base, margin, serration, and foliar gemmae.
Costae- number, length, ventral and dorsal surfaces, cross section, guide cells, and stereid band.
Leaf cells- upper, median, basal cells, color, areolation, length and width, wall thickness and structure, porosity, surface ornamentation (e.g. papilla or mammilla); marginal cells, border differentiation; alar cells, color, size, arrangement, and wall conditions.
Asexual reproduction- gemmae, brood bodies, and rhizoidal tubers.
Sexuality- type of sex (autoicous, dioicous, or synoicous, etc.).
Perigonia- position, perigonial leaf morphology.
Perichaetia- position, perichaetial leaf morphology, and paraphyses.
Setae- length, color and ornamentation.
Capsules- position, exsertion, orientation, shape, size, color, ornamentation, urn, neck differentiation, exothecial cells structures, and stomata type.
Annuli- degree of differentiation, size of the cells, and structure.
Opercula- shape, length and ornamentation.
Peristome- type, color, orientation when dry and moist, exostomial surface structure and endostomial structure, and cilia.
Spores- shape, size, color, and ornamentation.
Calyptrae- shape, length, lobbing base, and ornamentation.
Illustrations - new illustrations or references to the Bryophyte Flora of China (Chinese version) or other publications.

Distribution in China. Province: County (or Mountain), collector's name & number, herbarium acronym. Abbreviate the words, County as Co., Mountain as Mt. Cite one or two specimens for each province.

Map: indicate distribution with a solid circle " " on the map; prepare one map for each species.

Distribution outside China: country's name

Habitat: substrate, vegetation type, altitude.

Discussion: special information, e.g., economic uses.

Bibliography.

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