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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 44: 352. 1978. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Iwatsukiella leucotricha (Mitt.) W.R. Buck & H.A. Crum (Figs. 12–17.)
Map: Iwatsukiella leucotricha (Mitt.) W.R. Buck & H.A. Crum (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)


Habitat: on tree trunks of coniferous and broad leaved mixed forests; alt. 1700 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Jilin: An-tu Co., J.-Y. Feng 26878 (IFSBH); Changbai Co., C. Gao 7623 (IFSBH). Sichuan: Mu-li Co., P.-Q. Li 42166 (PE); Xiang-cheng Co., Z.-G. Liu 4454, 4475 (MO, PE). Yunnan: De-qin Co., J.-L. Yang 2377 (HKAS); Zhong-dian Co., X.-J. Li 1391 (HKAS). Xizang: Long-zi Co., Sananquilin, M. Zang 1395 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is very close to Habrodon perpusillus (De Not.) Lindb.; however, it differs from the latter in having piliferous leaf apices and inconspicuous alar cells.


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1. Iwatsukiella leucotricha (Mitt.) Buck & Crum 小柔齿藓 xiao rou-chi xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 44: 352. 1978. Habrodon leucotrichus (Mitt.) Perss., Svensk, Bot. Tidskr. 40: 319. 1946. Heterocladium leucotrichum Mitt., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 3: 176. 1891. Type. Japan: Tochigi Pref., Mt. Nantaizan, Bisset s.n.
Habrodon piliferus Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 3: 280. 1911.
Plants slender, green, slightly glossy, irregularly procumbent. Main stems closely attached on substrata, irregularly pinnately branched, branches short and densely covered with leaves; rhizoids sparse; pseudoparaphyllia numerous, foliose; central strand not differentiated. Leaves reflexed when moist, imbricate when dry, rounded or rounded ovate at base, not decurrent, abruptly narrowed to a multi-cellular, piliferous apex, straight or curved; leaf margins entire; costa absent or inconspicuous forked; leaf cells elliptic, somewhat thick-walled; alar cells not clearly differentiated. Dioicous. Inner perichaetial leaves erect, not sheathing at base, gradually narrowed to a slender apex; margins serrulate. Setae 5–7 mm long, slender, purple red or reddish brown, twisted when dry; capsules erect, symmetrical, oblong-ellipsoid, apophysis short, mouth broad, not constricted when dry; exothecial cells thin-walled; opercula shortly cylindrical, obtuse; annuli 1–2(3–4) rows of cells; peristome double; exostome teeth lanceolate, smooth or finely striate below, papillose above; endostome segments linear; basal membrane low. Calyptrae cucullate. Spores tiny.


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