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Published In: Symbolae Sinicae 4: 115. 1929. (Symb. Sin.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Plagiothecium handelii Broth. (Figs. 15–24.)
Map: Plagiothecium handelii Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on soil and bases of trees; alt. 2400–3900 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Mt. Omei, D.-K. Li 15452, 15522, 15544, 16005 (all in SHM). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 80749 (PE).


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6. Plagiothecium handelii Broth.   滇边棉藓   dian bian mian xian
Symb. Sin. 4: 115. 1929. Type: China. Yunnan, Salwin, Handel-Mazzetti 7817, 8101 (syntypes H).
Plants slender, soft, brownish green, glossy, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, sparsely foliate, irregularly branched, rarely complanate, attenuate at branch tips, often with clustered rhizoids. All leaves shortly ovate-lanceolate, 1.4–1.6 mm × 0.6–0.9 mm, concave, slightly decurrent, abruptly acuminate at apex; margins plane, entire; costae short, slender, unequal in length; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 75–96 µm × 9.6–12.0 µm; basal cells lax, elliptical, hyaline; alar regions decurrent, consisting of narrowly rectangular cells. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves highly sheathing at base. Sporophytes not seen.


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