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Published In: Phytologia 32: 433. 1975. (Phytologia) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Reese & P.-J. Lin 1991 (figs. 148–154).
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Map: Mitthyridium fasciculatum (Hook. & Grev.) H. Rob. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/11/2009)
Habitat: rare; on tree trunks, twigs, bamboo nodes in moist forests at moderate elevations, 620–980 m.
Distribution: widespread in the Palaeotropics from tropical eastern Africa through Malaysia, Australia, and Oceania.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/11/2009)
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Chinese specimens examined: Hainan: Le-dong Co., P.-C. Chen et al. 580 (IBSC, LAF, PE); Ling-shui Co., Reese et al. 17919 (IBSC, LAF, MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/11/2009)
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This moss is easily distinguished from the only other Mitthyridium known from China, M. flavum, by its robust stature, broadly acuminate leaves, wide border at leaf shoulders, and large, distally truncate cancellinae.


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1. Mitthyridium fasciculatum (Hook. & Grev.) Robins.   匍网藓   pu-wang xian
Phytologia 32: 433. 1975. Thyridium fasciculatum (Hook. & Grev.) Mitt., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 10: 189. 1868. Syrrhopodon fasciculatus Hook. & Grev., Edinburgh J. Sci. 3: 225. 1825. Lectotype. Indonesia: Ternate, Dickson s.n (lectotype BM; isolectotypes E, FH, G, GL, NY). Syntype. Singapore: Wallich 2270 (syntypes BM, BR, GL, NY).
Plants robust, to 3 cm high, in low yellowish green tangles. Stems creeping; rhizoids glossy reddish brown, inconspicuous. Leaves falcate-folded when dry, spreading when wet, broadly acuminate above flaring base, 2.5–3.0 mm long, axillary hairs inconspicuous; cells of upper laminae obscure, isodiametric, densely pluripapillose abaxially, with small low papillae adaxially; leaves conspicuously bordered all around with broad band of yellowish elongate cells, border very broad at shoulders, entire proximally, sharply toothed above shoulders; cancellinae broadly truncate distally. Gemmae frequent, inconspicuous, adaxial on tip of costa. Sporophytes not seen.


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