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Published In: Cryptogamie: Bryologie, Lichénologie 11: 357. 1990. (Cryptog. Bryol. Lichénol.) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Isocladiella surcularis (Dixon) B.C. Tan & Mohamed (Figs. 1–21.)
Map: Isocladiella surcularis (Dixon) B.C. Tan & Mohamed (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks; alt. 1000–1400 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Kampuchea, Laos, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Australia.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
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Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Jiang-le Co., M.-Z. Wang 47762, 48544 (both in PE). Guangdong: Feng-kai Co., Z.-H. Li 87040 (FH, SYS); Mt. Dinghu, Magill et al. 8089 (MO), H. Wu B145 (IBSC, MO); Shen-zhen City, Mt. Wutongshan, Y. Jia & D.-H. Zhu 3761(PE). Guangxi: Rong-shui Co., X.-L. He H00299 (PE), M.-Z. Wang 46405a (PE), Z.-Y. Li 89064 (PE). Guizhou:Mt. Leigong, B. C. Tan 91-678 (FH, MO, PE). Hainan: Chang-jiang Co., Reese et al. 17521 (MO), Reese 17670 (MO, NY), Reese 17788, 17926 (both in MO), P.-C. Wu 24063, 24094 (both in PE); Le-dong Co., Redfearn et al. 36007, 36012 (MO, PE), Mt. Jianfengling, P.-C. Chen et al. 285a, 497a (both in PE), Nan-ya forest district, P.-C. Chen et al. 608 (PE). Hong Kong: C.-H. Gao & P. But 26522, 26525 (CUHK); Mt. Daimao, C.-H. Gao & Woo 26142, Ip691 (both in CUHK); Mt. Dayu, C.-H. Gao & Woo Ip631 (CUHK). Jiangxi: Zi-xi Co., M.-C. Ji 13167 (JXAN). Taiwan: Miao-li Co., S.-H. Lin s.n. [Bryophytes of Taiwan Exsiccatae ser. 2, no. 84 (MO)]; Ping-tung Co., Shevock 15062 (CAS, MO); Tai-pei Co., S.-H. Lin 230 (MO). Yunnan: He-kou Co., M. Zang 4140 (HKAS, YUKU); Jiang-cheng Co., M.-Z. Wang 51180, 51182 (both in PE); Xishuangbanna, Y. Jia 01485 (PE), P.-C. Wu 26397, 26398 (both in PE).


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1. Isocladiella surcularis (Dix.) B. C. Tan & Mohamed   鞭枝藓   bian zhi xian
Cryptog. Bryol. Lichénol. 11: 357. 1990. Warburgiella surcularis (Dix.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2) 11: 535. 1925. Acroporium surculare Dix., Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 51: 258. Pl.4, f. 11. 1924. Type: Malay Peninsula.
Isocladiella flagellifera (Sak.) H.-S. Lin, Yushania 3 (2): 13. 1986. Neacroporium flagelliferum (Sak.) Iwats. & Nog., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 34: 226. 1971. Acroporium flagelliferum Sak., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 48: 391. 1934.
Plants small. Stems elongate and prostrate, densely branched; branches erect, sometimes arcuate, subpinnately branched; branchlets 5–15 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, julaceous or complanate, flagelliform branches numerous, cuspidate or slender, usually up to 5 mm long, with small and concave leaves; central strands absent; pseudoparaphyllia linear. Branch leaves ovate, acute, usually strongly concave, symmetric, 0.6–1.1 mm × 0.24–0.30 mm, narrowed at base, not decurrent; leaf margins entire; costae very short or absent; median leaf cells linear-fusiform, 50–70 µm × 3–5 µm, firm-walled, smooth, occasionally weakly papillose; alar regions clathrate, ca. 10 cells in number, quadrate to rectangular, thick-walled, often brownish. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves becoming long filiform from a sheathing base, clearly toothed near apex. Setae slender, reddish brown, 1.0–1.8 cm long, smooth; capsules oblong-ovoid, slightly arcuate, somewhat inclined, ca. 2 mm long, including operculum; exothecial cells thin-walled; opercula long rostrate; annuli not differentiated; peristome double; exostome teeth 16, linear-lanceolate, ca. 0.4 mm long, densely papillose above; endostome segments linear, slightly shorter than exostome teeth, papillose; basal membrane low. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores finely papillose, 13–18 µm in diameter.


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