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Published In: Philippine Journal of Science 3: 26. 1908. (Philipp. J. Sci.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 100, figs. 8–15).
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Map: Thuidium glaucinoides Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
Habitat: mostly on forest ground, rotten logs, under grasses or shady moist rocks; alt. ca. 1000 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Southern Pacific Islands.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: no exact locality, H. H. Chung 290 (PE); Ning-de City, J. Zhu 191, 1431 (HSNU). Guangdong: Mt. Ding-hu, Redfearn et al. 34415 (MO, NY); Xin-feng Co., Taam 424 (NY). Guangxi: Jiuwanshan Mt, Y. Jia 351, 369 (PE), M.-Z. Wang 46538 (PE). Hong Kong: Xin Jie, Dapu, Herklots 245 (CUHK, MO), P. P. H. But & C.-H. Gao 27122 (CUHK). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, April 1982, Ratcliffe s.n. (as Thuidium delicatulum, BM). Taiwan: Kao-hsiung Co., C.-C. Chuang 983 (MO, NY); Tai-pei Co., C.-C. Chuang 5331 (NY); Tao-yuen Co., M.-J. Lai 0276 (MO). Yunnan: Lu-xi Co., X.-Y. Jia 910059 (MO); Xishuangbanna, W.-X. Xu 6015, 6094 (PE), M.-Z. Wang 4419 (PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by its leaf cells with 1–3 papillae, its costa setulosely papillose on the back, and its perichaetial leaves without cilia. This species was reported from Guangdong as Thuidium orientale, which might be the first record of the species in China (P.-J. Lin et al. 1982).


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5. Thuidium glaucinoides Broth. 拟灰羽藓 ni-hui-yu xian
Philipp. J. Sci. 3: 26. 1908. Type. The Philippines: Luzon.
Thuidium orientale Mitt. ex Dix., J. Bot. 51: 329. 1933.
Plants large, up to or more than 10 cm long, often lightly brownish green or yellowish green, in loose mats. Stems regularly bipinnately branched; branches ca. 5–10 mm long; central strand present; paraphyllia densely growing on stems or branches, foliose or filamentous, papillose. Stem leaves appressed when dry, erect-patent when moist, broadly ovate to ovate-triangular, with a short apex, ca. 0.8–1.0 mm long; margins serrate; costa well developed, reaching 3/4 the leaf length, setulosely papillose on back; median leaf cells oblong-ovate to elliptic, thick-walled, uni- to multipapillose, upper cells rounded hexagonal; branch leaves ovate to widely ovate, costa reaching 2/3 the leaf length. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves lanceolate, piliferous; margins serrate, not ciliate. Setae reddish brown or yellowish brown, up to or more than 3 cm long; capsules oblong-ovate, horizontal; exostome teeth reddish brown, grossly papillose above; endostome segments as long as the teeth, finely papillose above; lightly yellowish; basal membrane about 1/2 the height of segments; cilia 2–3, finely papillose. Spores not seen.


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