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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1871–72: 406 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 1: 254). 1873. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Illustrations: Desmatodon thomsonii (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger (Figs. 5–8.)
Map: Desmatodon thomsonii (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Habitat: on rocks in high mountains.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Specimen examined: Sichuan: Wen-chuan Co., D.-Z. Xie 238 (HKAS).


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9. Desmatodon thomsonii (C. Müll.) Jaeg.    西藏链齿藓 xi-zang lian-chi xian
Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1871–72: 406 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 1: 254). 1873. Tortula thomsonii (C. Müll.) Zand., Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 32: 226. 1993. Trichostomum thomsonii C. Müll., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 22: 359. 1864. Type. China: western Xizang, T. Thomson 278.
Plants in dense tufts. Stems mostly branched, radiculose at the base. Leaves oblong-ovate to elliptic-ligulate, rounded at the apex, occasionally with minute apiculus; margins entire, usually revolute, border distinctly differentiated in 3–4 rows of narrowly rectangular to linear cells, yellowish; costa slender, ending a few cells below the apex; upper leaf cells quadrate to hexagonal, with numerous C-shaped or circular papillae; basal cells rectangular, smooth, hyaline, or sometimes with minute rounded papillae. Setae slender, curved; capsules ovoid-cylindrical, horizontal to inclined.
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