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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 46: 236. 1979. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Calyptrochaeta japonica (Cardot & Thér.) Z. Iwats. & Nog. (Figs. 1–5.)
Map: Calyptrochaeta japonica (Cardot & Thér.) Z. Iwats. & Nog. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on shaded, humicolous soil, rocks and boulders, wet walls and trunk bases; alt. 580–2300 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Mt. Wuyi, P.-J. Lin 2587 (FH, IBSC). Guangxi: Long-sheng Co., P.-C. Wu et al. 1047 (IBSC, MO, PE); Rong-shui Co., M.-Z. Wang 46332a (MO, PE); Tian-lin Co., P.-J. Lin et al. 2507 (FH, IBSC). Guizhou: Mt. Fan-jing, Crosby 15726 (MO), B.-C. Tan 91-1183 (FH); Sui-yang Co., B.-C. Tan 91-977 (FH). Hainan: Bai-sha Co., Redfearn 35784 (MO). Hunan: Zhang-ja-jie City, D.-K. Li 17919 (IBSC). Taiwan: Nan-tou Co., M.-J. Lai 2552 (as Eriopus mollis, MO), S.-H. Lin 35 (FH, NY); Tai-tung Co., S.-H. Lin s.n. [Bryophytes of Taiwan Exsiccatae ser. 3, no.115, as Eriopus parviretus] (FH, MO).


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1. Calyptrochaeta japonica (Card. & Thér.) Iwats. & Nog. 柔叶毛蒴藓 rou-ye mao-shuo xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 46: 236. 1979. Eriopus japonicus Card. & Thér., Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 17: 2. 1907. Type. Japan: Naze, Ferrié s.n.
Eriopus mollis Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 3: 278. 1911.
Plants tufted, yellowish green when dry, simple or branched, with complanate, flexuous leaves. Stems up to 3 cm long, lacking central strand in cross section. Leaves dimorphic, lateral leaves larger, obovate, 2–3 mm ×1.0–1.8 mm, median leaves broadly ovate; leaf apices acute to mucronate; laminal cells smooth, shortly oval to rhomboidal, 34–56 µm × 27–34 µm (about 1.0–1.5:1), thin-walled, becoming longer at the lower half of the leaf; leaf margins plane, weakly toothed, with 1–2 rows of differentiated rectangular to elongate cells, thin-walled. Dioicous or autoicous. Perichaetial leaves much smaller in size, ovate, about l.0 mm long, cuspidate. Sporophytes not seen.


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