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Published In: Symbolae Sinicae 4: 97. pl. 3: f. 13. 1929. (Symb. Sin.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Leptocladium sinense Broth. (Figs. 1–18.)
Map: Leptocladium sinense Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)

 Habitat: unknown; alt. 3800–4050 m.

Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:


Chinese specimens examined: see the type citation above.

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Leptocladium sinense is known only from the type specimen. It was treated in the Thuidiaceae by P.-C. Wu et al. (2002). Enroth (1997) considered it belonging to the Amblystegiaceae, and we agree with his treatment.


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1. Leptocladium sinense Broth.   薄羽藓   bo yu xian
Symb. Sin. 4: 97. 1929. Type: China. NW Yunnan, Lu-djiang (Salwin), 3,800–4,050 m, 4 July, 1916, Handel-Mazzetti 9324 (isotype S).

Plants small, stiff, yellowish green, somewhat glossy, in loose mats. Stems slender, prostrate, sparsely, irregularly branched, somewhat julaceous; stem elliptical in cross section; epidermal cells small, thick-walled; central strand absent; pseudoparaphyllia foliose, often lobed. Stem leaves ovate, ca. 0.5 mm long, somewhat concave, shortly acuminate at apex, rarely decurrent at base; margins plane, entire at base, weakly serrulate above; costae short, indistinct; median leaf cells elongate, vermicular, 25–40 µm × ca. 5 μm, slightly prorate; alar cells shortly rectangular to quadrate, in distinct or diffusely demarcated groups. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves ca. 0.5 mm long, elliptical; costae absent. Setae slender, ca. 10 mm long, reddish brown; capsules ellipsoidal, ca. 0.5 mm long, arcuate, nearly horizontal to cernuous; opercula conic, bluntly apiculate; exostome teeth broadly lanceolate, cross-striolate at base. Spores not seen.



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