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Published In: Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Botany, Supplement 1: 65. 1859. (J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Mielichhoferia himalayana Mitt. (Figs. 1–7.)
Map: Mielichhoferia himalayana Mitt. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on rocky soil; alt. 3200 m.
Distribution: China and the Himalayas.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Xiang: Jiang-zi Co., M. Zang 857, 858 (both in HKAS); Nai-dong Co., D.-C. Zhang 5820 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is similar to Mielichhoferia sinensis Dix., but differs from the latter by the long, excurrent costae ending in awns.


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1. Mielichhoferia himalayana Mitt.   喜马拉雅缺齿藓   xi ma la ya que chi xian
J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 65. 1859. Type: the Himalayas. Strachey & Winterbottom s.n.
Plants small, rather soft, ca. 10 mm high, in tufts or clustered mats. Stems branched, with brown rhizoids at base. Leaves erect-spreading in the upper part, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate; margins recurved, remotely serrulate or entire; costae excurrent, ending in hairy awns; median leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, 65–115 µm × 11–16 µm. Dioicous. Setae elongate, ca. 10 mm long; capsules short-pyriform to long-pyriform; opercula conic, apiculate; exostomial teeth slender, irregularly linear, hyaline. Spores spherical, 11–19 µm in diameter.
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