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Published In: Bryologia Europaea 6: 18. pl. 547 (fasc. 52–56. Monogr. 14. pl. 13). 1853. (Bryol. Eur.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Brachythecium erythrorrhizon Schimp. (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Brachythecium erythrorrhizon Schimp. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on tree bases; alt. 2000–4030 m.
Distribution: China, Russia (Siberia), Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Shaanxi: Mt. Qinling, P.-C. Chen 319 (WUK). Sichuan: Ma-er-kang Co., S. He 31189 (MO, PE). Xinjiang: Bole City, R.-L. Hu 93231 (HSNU); Nileke City, J.-C. Zhao 03347, 03934, 93265 (all in XJU); Mt. Altai, J.-C. Zhao 0050 (XJU). Xizang: Sananqulin, M. Zang 1628 (HKAS).


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8. Brachythecium erythrorrhizon Schimp. in B.S.G.   赤根青藓   chi gen qing xian
Bryol. Eur. 6: 18. pl. 547. 1853. Chamberlainia erythrorrhiza (Schimp.) H. Rob., Bryologist 65: 106. 1962[1963]. Type: Norway.
Plants medium-sized, pale green or yellowish green, glossy, in loose mats. Stems often ascending, with clustered rhizoids, irregularly or subpinnately branched, branches short, curved. Stem leaves erect-spreading, ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–2.0 mm × 0.4–0.5 mm, gradually acuminate, slightly secund, distinctly plicate; margins somewhat reflexed, entire below, serrulate above; costae extending to 1/2 to 3/4 the leaf length; median leaf cells linear, 60–90 µm × 6–7 µm; basal cells shorter, more or less porose; alar cells shortly rectangular, not extending close to costa at leaf base; branch leaves smaller, 1.23–1.50 mm × 0.36–0.41 mm, ovate-lanceolate, often secund; margins serrulate above; costae ca. 3/4 the leaf length. Dioicous. Setae 8–15 mm long, reddish brown; capsules elongate-ovoid, ca. 2.0 mm long; opercula shortly conic-rostrate; cilia present, nodulose. Spores finely papillose.
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