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Published In: Bryoflora of Xizang 307. 1985. (Bryofl. Xizang) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Lindbergia brevifolia C. Gao (Figs. 1–14.)
Map: Lindbergia brevifolia C. Gao (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Xizang: Long-zi Co. (San An Qu Lin), M. Zong 1929, 1947 (HKAS, IFSBH); Ya-dong Co., Chun Pi He (River), M. Zang 57 (IFSBH). Yunnan: De-qin Co., J.-K. Yang 7786 (HKAS, IFSBH); Li-jiang Co., X.-J. Li 169 (HKAS); Wei-xi Co., M. Zang 1929, 1947 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Lindbergia brevifolia is easily distinguished from other species by basal leaf cells with a highly lecotropal papilla, leaves tapered to an apiculate apex from a broadly ovate base, and capsules erect, oblong-ovoid.


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2. Lindbergia brevifolia C. Gao 阔叶细枝藓 kuo-ye xi-zhi xian
Bryofl. Xizang. 307. 1985. Lindbergia ovate C. Gao, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3(4): 399. 1981, hom. illeg. Type. China: Xizang, Ya-dong Co., Xia-ma-si, S.-K. Chen 4978 (holotype HKAS; isotype IFSBH).
Plants medium-sized, yellowish green to brownish green, slightly shiny, in tufts. Primary stems creeping on substratum, 1–2 cm long, irregularly branched; paraphyllia present, consisting of uni- to multi-seriate cells. Leaves imbricate, appressed on stems when dry, reflexed, spreading when moist, abruptly tapered from an ovate base to an acuminate apex, 1.0–1.6 mm × 0.6–0.8 mm; margins plane, entire; costa thick, strong, ending below apex; leaf cells round-polygonal, 10–15 µm wide, each basal cell with a high C-shaped papilla on both surfaces. Monoicous. Perichaetial leaves mostly sheathing at base, suddenly tapered to an apiculate apex, hyaline; cells smooth. Setae erect, reddish brown, 0.9–1.0 mm long; capsules oblong-ovoid, 0.15–0.20 mm long; peristome single, only exostome present; teeth long-lanceolate, 0.3 mm long, with lamella below, verrucose on surface; opercula with stout and short beaks. Spores large, 25–40 µm in diameter, brown, densely papillose.


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