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Published In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, Zweite Auflage 11: 425. 1925. (Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2)) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Brotherella nictans (Mitt.) Broth. (Figs. 1–12.)
Map: Brotherella nictans (Mitt.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on rotten logs or bases of tree trunks; alt. 1600–3240 m.
Distribution: China, Himalayas, Kampuchea, Laos, and Vietnam.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Mt. Jinfu, M.-Z. Wang 860032d (PE), X.-Y. Hu 0698 (PE). Fujian: Fu-an Co., J. Zhu 1795, 1821 (both in HSUN); Jiang-le Co., M.-Z. Wang 48674, 48681, 48682, 48814 (all in FH, PE). Guangxi: Long-sheng Co., P.-C. Wu & Y.-X. Lin 567B (PE, YUKU), Rong-shui Co., M.-Z. Wang 46819 (PE). Guizhou: Gui-yang City, Guiyang Normal College 108 (FH, PE); Jiang-kou Co., B. C. Tan-91-945 (FH). Jiangxi: Mt. Lushan, Nanjing Univ. Biol. Dept. 59 (PE); Zi-xi Co., M.-C. Ji 12723, 13338 (both in JXAN). Sichuan: Tian-quan Co., C. Gao et al. 17859 (IFSBH, MO). Xizang: Cha-yu Co., Q.-G. He 12371, 12378b, 12382b, 12385b (all in PE); Gongla, M. Zang 6674 (HKAS, YUKU); Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 2053, 2138 (both in HKAS, YUKU). Yunnan: Bing-bian Co., Y. Jia 01658 (PE); Gong-shan Co., Q.-W. Wang 6499 (PE), X.-G. Wu 29 (FH, PE), M.-Z. Wang 9765a (PE); Jing-hong Co., Redfearn 34295 (MO); Kunming City, W.-X. Xu 30 (YUKU); Li-jiang Co., Long 18901 (E); Wei-xi Co., M.-Z. Wang 5074a, 9274a (both in PE). Zhejiang: Long-quan Co., P.-C. Wu 68, 116a (both in FH, PE); Wen-zhou City, D.-K. Li 8609 (SHM, YUKU).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is somewhat similar to small Brotherella henonii. The distinctive feature of B. nictans is the large, nearly erect and oblong-ovoid capsules in strong contrast to its small gametophytes.


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6.  Brotherella nictans (Mitt.) Broth. 垂蒴小锦藓   chui shuo xiao jin xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2), 11: 425. 1925. Stereodon nictans Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 2: 98. 1859. Type: Sikkim. Hooker 768.
Pylaisiadelpha handelii (Broth.) W. R. Buck, Yushania 1(2): 12. 1984. Brotherella handelii Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 131: 219. 1923. Type: China. Yunnan, Pudu-ho, Handel-Mazzetti 558.
Pylaisiadelpha brotherella W. R. Buck, Yushania 1(2): 12. 1984. Rhaphidostegium pylaisiadelphus Besch., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 7, 15: 90. 1892.
Plants in compact mats. Main stems prostrate, irregularly branched; branches short to long, less than 1 cm long, somewhat complanate. Stem leaves less than 1 mm long, broadly rounded ovate, shortly to long acuminate, serrate at apex; costae absent; leaf cells elongated rhomboidal to linear, smooth, ca. 65 µm × 6 mm at apex, ca. 65 µm ´ 8 µm in the middle; alar region consisting of several large, inflated cells, ca. 77 µm × 27 µm. Sporophytes on main stems. Inner perichaetial leaves narrow, erect, plane at apex. Setae slender, erect, ca. 1.7 cm long; capsules erect or slightly inclined, oblong-ovoid, ca. 2.5 mm × 0.7 mm; opercula conic, shortly obliquely rostrate; annuli differentiated; peristome double.


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