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Published In: Annales Botanici Fennici 10(1): 14. 1973. (Ann. Bot. Fenn.) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Rhizomnium magnifolium (Horik.) T.J. Kop. (Figs. 6–10.)
Map: Rhizomnium magnifolium (Horik.) T.J. Kop. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on grasslands, thin soil over rocks in cold, alpine regions; alt. 3000–4000 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Korea, Nepal, India, Russia, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Heilongjiang: Laoyeling, X.-L Zhu 235 (HKAS). Jilin: Mt. Changbai, C. Gao 7289 (HKAS, IFSBH). Shaanxi: Mt. Taibai, Z.-P. Wei 6693, 6725 (both in HKAS). Sichuan: Barkam Co., P.-X. Li 7 (MO); Li Co., X.-J. Li 1686 (HKAS); Tian-quan Co., S. He 32098 (MO); Wen-chuan Co., Z.-S. Qin 31 (HKAS). Taiwan: Hua-lien Co., Shevock 14437 (CAS, MO); Tai-chung Co., M.-J. Lai 9343 (MO). Xizang: Cha-yu Co., M.-Z. Wang 12134a (HKAS, PE). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 9468a (HKAS).


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4. Rhizomnium magnifolium (Horik.) T. Kop.   大叶毛灯藓   da ye mao deng xian
Ann. Bot. Fenn. 10: 14. 1973. Mnium magnifolium Horik., J. Jap. Bot. 11: 503. figs. 4–5. 1935. Neotype: Japan. Honshu, Aomori, Koponen 22493.
Rhizomnium perssonii T. Kop., Memoranda Soc. Fauna Fl. Fenn. 44: 34. figs. 1–9. 1968.
Rhizomnium punctatum (Hedw.) T. Kop. var. elatum (Schimp.) T. Kop., Ann. Bot. Fenn. 5: 143. 1968. Mnium punctatum Hedw. var. elatum Schimp., Syn. Musc. Eur. 398. 1860.


Plants rather large, usually dark green to reddish brown, glossy, in dense tufts. Stems erect, 2.5–4.0 cm high, often branched, sparsely foliate, with dense rhizoids. Leaves flexuous, undulate, broadly elliptical or rounded-elliptical, 4–7 mm × 3.0–4.5 mm, narrowed and not decurrent at base, rounded-obtuse at apex; margins entire, bordered by 1–2 rows of enlarged, obliquely rectangular cells; costae ending above mid-leaf, rarely reaching to the apex; leaf cells large, regularly pentagonal or hexagonal, thin-walled or slightly thickened at corners, juxtacostael cells usually larger, submarginal cells smaller. Dioicous. Setae solitary, ca. 2.5 cm long, straight; capsules ovoid-cylindrical, horizontal or pendulous.


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