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Published In: Atti dell'Accademia delle Scienze di Siena 9: 231–235, pl. 1. 1808. (Atti Accad. Sci. Siena) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 43, figs. 10–15).
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Map: Fabronia pusilla Raddi (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks or moist rocks in forests, sometimes on rotten logs; alt. 3900 m.
Distribution: China, Bhutan, Central Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Xizang: Long-zi Co., Zhunba, M. Zang 1126, 1073a (HKAS); Ya-dong Co., Z.-X. Tan 16 (IFSBH). Yunnan: M. Zang 36 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is similar to Fabronia schensiana C. Müll., but it differs from the latter by its smooth costa on the dorsal side of leaves.


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7. Fabronia pusilla Raddi 碎米藓 sui-mi xian
Atti Accad. Sci. Siena 9: 231. 1808. Fabronia octoblepharis ssp. pusilla (Raddi) Kindb., Eur. N. Amer. Bryin. 1: 13. 1897. Type. Europe: Toscana, Raddi s.n.
Plants minute, yellowish green, glossy, densely in tufts. Stems creeping, ascending at apex, irregularly branched; branches erect-spreading or erect, obtuse at apex; rhizoids sparse. Leaves densely imbricate or spreading, not appressed when dry, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate to hairy at apex, ca. 0.50 mm × 0.15 mm, broader in the middle; leaf margins plane, ciliate, each tooth consisting of 1–2 cells; costa single, weak, vanishing in the middle of leaf, smooth on the back; upper leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal or narrowly elliptic, 25–40 µm × ca. 7 µm; basal cells quadrate or rectangular; alar cells quadrate. Monoicous. Female inflorescences growing on lateral branches. Perichaetial leaves widely lanceolate. Setae ca. 4 cm long, yellowish brown; capsules curved; exostome teeth lanceolate, ca. 145 µm long, ca. 54 µm wide at base; endostome not developed. Spores spherical, 14–15µm in diameter, finely papillose.
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