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Published In: Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series B, Division 2 (Botany) 2(Bot.) 3: 37. 1. 1937. (J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., Ser. B, Div. 2, Bot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 12/15/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Distribution     (Last Modified On 12/13/2011)
Habitat: on tree trunks; alt. 3300 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 12/13/2011)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: see the type specimen cited above.

Notes     (Last Modified On 12/13/2011)
general taxon notes:
Ulota morrisonensis is similar to U. crispa in many aspects, i.e., strongly crisped leaves, highly differential basal marginal cells, cylindrical capsules, and peristome structures. They differ mainly in the number of endostome segments. There are 16 teeth in U. morrisonensis, while only eight in U. crispa.


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5. Ulota morrisonensis Horik. & Nog.   台湾卷叶藓   tai wan juan ye xi
J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., Ser. B, Div. 2, Bot. 3: 37, f. 1. 1937. Type: China. Taiwan, Tainan, Mt. Niitaka, Noguchi 5985 (NICH).
Plants medium-sized, yellow above, brown below, in loose mats. Stems ca. 1.5 cm long, simple or dichotomously branched. Leaves strongly crisped when dry, spreading when moist, lanceolate from a broad base, 1.2–3.0 mm long, acuminate; margins entire, slightly incurved below; costae strong, subpercurrent or percurrent; upper and median leaf cells rounded quadrate or rounded hexagonal, or irregularly rhombic, 6–11 µm × 7–9 µm, thick-walled, with 1–2 high papillae per cell on both surfaces; basal juxtacostal cells elongate-rhomboidal or elongate-rectangular, vermiculate, smooth, thick-walled; basal marginal cells often differentiated into 3–6 rows of quadrate to shortly rectangular, transversely thick-walled cells, forming a hyaline band. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves not differentiated. Setae erect, 4–6 mm long; capsules long exserted, cylindrical, ca. 1.8 mm long, slightly constricted below the mouth when dry, 8-ribbed along the entire length, with an indistinct neck; exothecial cells clearly differentiated into longitudinal bands; stomata superficial; opercula shortly rostrate; peristome double; exostome teeth 16, united in 8 pairs, lanceolate, often reflexed when dry, densely papillose throughout; endostome segments 16, linear-lanceolate, hyaline or pale yellow, smooth on the outer surface, finely papillose on the inner surface. Calyptrae cucullate, plicate, densely hairy. Spores spherical, 21–27 µm in diameter, brown, finely and densely papillose.
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