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Published In: Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier, sér. 2 8: 336. 1908. (30 Apr 1908) (Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Racomitrium barbuloides Cardot (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Racomitrium barbuloides Cardot (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on rocks in high mountains.
Distribution: China, Korea, and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Henan: Tong-bai Co., Z.-Z. He 113 (MO, PE). Jiangxi: Mt. Lushan, P.-C. Chen 199 (MO, PE). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, C. Gao & T. Cao 19635 (IFSBH), Redfearn et al. 34686 (MO, SMS); Tian-quan Co., Mt. Er-lang, C. Gao & T. Cao 23347, 23397 (IFSBH). Xizang: Bo-mi Co., Z.-X. Tan 130 (IFSBH); Lin-zhi Co., Y.-G. Su 3574 (1)-B (HKAS). Zhejiang: Yu-heng Co., G.-C. Bi 63022a (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
Racomitrium barbuloides is close to R. ericoides (Hedw.) Brid. in having a similar habit with long, slender, and pinnately branched stems, but it differs from the latter by having bluntly acuminate leaf apices and the absence of hyaline hair-points.


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4. Racomitrium barbuloides Card.   硬叶砂藓   ying-ye sha xian
Bull. Herb. Boissier, ser. 2, 8: 336. 1908. Type. Korea: Isl. Quelpaert, Faurie 102, 296.
Plants medium-sized, up to 3 cm long, green to yellowish green above, dark brownish below, in loose tufts. Stems creeping, densely pinnately branched, with short branches; central strand absent. Stem leaves slightly contorted, loosely imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, ovate-lanceolate, keeled above, slightly plicate below, 3.1–3.4 mm × 0.9–1.3 mm, narrowly rounded-obtuse at apex, without hyaline hair-points; branch leaves contorted, sometimes undulate, imbricately appressed when dry, erect-spreading when moist, lanceolate, keeled above, plicate below, 2.6–2.9 mm × 0.5–0.6 mm, bluntly acuminate at apex, without hyaline hair-points; margins recurved on both sides; costa strong, disappearing below the apex; upper leaf cells quadrate or shortly rectangular, 6–16 µm × 5–6 µm, sinuosely thick-walled, papillose, unistratose at margins; median cells short-rectangular, 11–30 µm × 5–7 µm, sinuosely thick-walled, papillose; basal cells rectangular, 23–46 µm × 4–5 µm, strongly sinuosely thick-walled, papillose; alar cells differentiated, consisting of a group of 15–20 inflated, yellowish, quadrate to short-rectangular, thin-walled cells, 10–28 µm × 7–10 µm. Perichaetial leaves smaller than stem leaves. Setae erect, 10–15 mm long, reddish brown; capsules erect, ovoid to oblong-ovoid, reddish brown, ca. 3 µm long; peristome teeth linear, ca. 0.9 mm long, reddish brown, divided to the base, papillose. Spores not seen.


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