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Published In: Tropical Bryology 10: 67. 1995. (Trop. Bryol.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Pohlia laticuspis (Broth.) P.C. Chen ex Redf. & B.C. Tan (Figs. 11–15.)
Map: Pohlia laticuspis (Broth.) P.C. Chen ex Redf. & B.C. Tan (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)


Habitat: on tree trunks, soil or thin soil over rocks; alt. 3400–3700 m.
Distributions: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Xizang: Mi-lin Co., S.-K. Chen 115 (HKAS); Ya-dong Co., M. Zang 783c (HKAS); Zuo-gong Co., D.-C. Zhang 7508 (HKAS). Yunnan: De-qin Co., D.-C. Zhang 217 (HKAS); Gong-shan Co., A.-L. Zhang 51f (HKAS); Li-jiang Co., S.-G. Wu 163a (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is similar to Pohlia cruda, but differs by the stronger serration in the leaf apex and the projecting cells at the back of costae.


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12. Pohlia laticuspis (Broth) P.-C. Chen ex Redf. & B. C. Tan   粗枝丝瓜藓   cu zhi si gua xian
Trop. Bryol. 10: 67. 1995. Webera laticuspis Broth., Symb. Sin. 4: 51. 1929. Type: China. Yunnan, Handel-Mazzetti 8020 (holotype H).
Plants medium-sized, to 25 mm high, green or yellowish green, not or slightly glossy, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple, loosely foliate below. Leaves erect-spreading when dry or moist, more or less keeled, ovate-lanceolate to oblong-ligulate, gradually acuminate to bluntly acute, ca. 1.3–3.0 mm × 0.4–0.6 mm; margins plane or recurved above the middle, serrate toward leaf apex; costae often ending below the apex, rarely percurrent, often projecting at backs; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 60–100 µm × 6–10 µm; apical cells slightly shorter or as long as the median cells; basal cells somewhat lax, rectangular. Gemmae absent. Autoicous or dioicous. Perichaetial leaves narrowly lanceolate. Setae ca. 10 mm long; capsules club-shaped or elongate-ovoid to ellipsoid-pyriform; peristome double; basal membrane ca. 1/3 the length of the teeth; cilia 2, rudimentary or absent. Spores dark brown, 17–23 µm in diameter, densely papillose.
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