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Published In: Hedwigia 80: 301. 74. 1941. (Hedwigia) Name publication detailView in Botanicus

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/13/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Illustrations: Tortula leptotheca (Broth.) P.C. Chen (Figs. 1–3.)
Map: Tortula leptotheca (Broth.) P.C. Chen (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Habitat: on forest ground or soil in wet places.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Xia-ming City, D.-K. Li 10864 (HKAS, SHM). Guangdong: Le-chang Co., L. Zhang 669 (HKAS). Yunnan: Kun-ming City, Koponen 37418 (H, HKAS); Zhong-dian Co., X.-J. Li 811611 (HKAS).


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2. Tortula leptotheca (Broth.) P.-C. Chen   长蒴墙藓 chang-shuo qiang xian
Hedwigia 80: 301. 1941. Barbula leptotheca Schimp. ex Besch., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 7, 17: 336. 1893, hom. illeg. Aloina leptotheca Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 428. 1902. Type. Japan: Yokosaka, Savatier 230.
Plants small, ca. 3–5 mm high, dark green above, reddish brown below, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple, irregularly branched, radiculose below. Leaves contorted-curved when dry, spreading when moist, oblong-ligulate, or spathulate, broadly acute at apex; margins recurved nearly throughout, entire, bordered by 3–4 rows of papillose, yellowish cells; costa slender, percurrent; upper leaf cells often rounded-quadrate to hexagonal, moderately thick-walled, green, each cell covered by several C-shaped papillae, rarely smooth; basal cells sharply differentiated, rectangular, hyaline, smooth. Autoicous. Setae 8–10 mm long, yellowish above, reddish below; capsules erect, cylindrical, 2–3 mm long, neck distinct, dark brown; peristome teeth short or irregularly linear-lanceolate, twisted, densely papillose, with low basal membrane.
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