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Published In: Revue Bryologique 37(3): 53–54. 1910. (Rev. Bryol.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Homomallium mexicanum Cardot (Figs. 1–17.)
Map: Homomallium mexicanum Cardot (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on soil; alt. 3500–4000 m.
Distribution: China and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:


Chinese specimens examined: Heilongjiang: Yu-chun City, Xiao Xing An Ling (Lesser Khingan Mt.), X.-L. Zhu 74 (PE). Sichuan: Mu-li Co., C. Gao 20408 (IFSBH); Nan-ping Co., S. He 30218 (MO, PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Homomallium mexicanum is similar to H. adnatum, but differs in having larger plants, erect and ovate-lanceolate leaves with slender or gradually acuminate apices.


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4. Homomallium mexicanum Card.   墨西哥毛灰藓   mo-xi-ge mao hui xian
Rev. Bryol. 37: 53. 1910. Type: Mexico. Hidalgo, Pringle s.n.
Plants small, green or yellowish green. Stems creeping, irregularly or subpinnately branched; branches short, erect, sometimes slightly curved at apex. Leaves erect-spreading, 0.8–1.3 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, somewhat suddenly narrowed to slender apex, concave; margins plane, indistinctly serrulate or nearly entire, usually recurved near leaf base; costae double, short; median and upper leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, smooth, somewhat thick-walled; alar cells in 4–5 rows, with ca. 22 cells extending along the margins. Autoicous. Setae ca. 1.0–1.6 mm long, yellowish or reddish-orange; capsules nearly erect, oblong-ovoid, ca. 1.0–1.5 mm long, slightly curved when dry; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; peristome double; endostome segments not perforate; cilia 1–2, longer than teeth. Spores 11–14 µm in diameter, smooth or minutely papillose.


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