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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 1009. 1908. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Claopodium aciculum (Broth.) Broth. (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Claopodium aciculum (Broth.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on rock surfaces covered with soil and shady moist slopes in lower mountain regions.
Distribution: China, Korea, Japan, and Laos.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian (Fukien): Buongkang, Yengping, H.-H. Chung s.n. (PE); Ning-de City, J. Zhu 49, 260b (HSNU). Hainan: Chang-jiang Co., Redfearn 35885 (MO, NY); Le-dong Co., Redfearn 36047 (MO, NY). Hong Kong: Amoy Is., Ah Nin 12A (BM), Herklots 17C (BM); Da-pu, P.-P. H. But & C.-H. Gao 26343b (CUHK). Jiangsu: Chang-shu City, D.-K. Li 17604 (SHM); Lian-yun-gong City, P.-P. Lin & Q. Wang 3206, 3395 (NAS); Nan-jing City, Courtois 1299 (PE). Shaanxi: Hu Co., Z.-P. Wei 4393 (MO, PE). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, Allen 6499 (MO). Taiwan: Miao-li Co., S.-S. Lin s.n. [Bryophytes of Taiwan Exsiccatae ser. 3, no. 110] (MO); Xin-zhu Co., H.-H. Chung 44144 (TAI). Zhejiang: Puduo Isl., P.-C. Wu 1322 (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is very close to Claopodium prionophyllum (C. Müll.) Broth., but differs by having smaller plants and elongate-oval to rhomboidal leaf cells and by its restricted distribution in East Asia.


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1. Claopodium aciculum (Broth.) Broth. 狭叶麻羽藓 xia-ye ma-yu xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 1009. 1908. Thuidium aciculum Broth., Hedwigia 30: 245. 1899. Type. Japan: Nagasaki Pref., Wichura 1413c.
Claopodium aciculum var. brevifolium Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 4: 378. 1912.
Claopodium gracillescens Dix., Hong Kong Naturalist His. Suppl. 2: 23. 1933. Type. China: Hong Kong, Amoy Is. Herklots B3 (holotype BM).
Claopodium prionophylloides Broth. ex Sasaoka, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 35: 68. 1921. Type. China: Taiwan, Shinchiku Prov., Hantoso, Sasoke 671.
Claopodium sinicum Broth. & Par., Rev. Bryol. 38: 57. 1911. Type. China: Anhui (Ngan Hoei), Niang-kia-kiao, Courtois 164 (isotype PC).
Claopodium viridulum Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 3: 292. 1911.
Haplocladium minutifolium Thér., Ann. Crypt. Exot. 3(2–3): 70. 1930. Syntypes. China: Fujian (Fukien), Buong    Kang, Yenping (Nanping), Ching 76; Korea: Hallaisan, Taquet 468.
Plants slender, green to yellowish green, brownish at base, forming loosely interwoven small patches. Stems creeping, 1–2 cm long, irregularly pinnately branched; branches 3–4 mm long; central strand present; paraphyllia absent. Stem leaves and branch leaves not clearly differentiated; leaves crowded at stem tips, appressed when dry, erect-spreading when moist, lanceolate to oblong-ovate, acuminate above, ca. 0.6 mm long; leaf margins serrate; costa narrow, nearly excurrent, smooth; leaf cells oblong-rhomboidal to rhomboidal, ca. 12.0 µm × 5.0 µm, thin-walled, with single centrally located rounded papilla. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves ovate-lanceolate, costa inconspicuous, yellowish brown above, reddish brown below. Peristome teeth not observed. Spores ca. 10–15 µm in diameter, finely papillose.


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