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Distichophyllum oblongum var. fanjingense P.J. Lin & B.C. Tan Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical Garden Decrease font Increase font Restore font
 

Published In: Harvard Papers in Botany 7: 41. f. 32: E–I. 1995. (Harvard Pap. Bot.) Name publication detail
 

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Distichophyllum oblongum var. fanjingense P.J. Lin & B.C. Tan (Figs. 5–9.)
Map: Distichophyllum oblongum var. fanjingense P.J. Lin & B.C. Tan (Distribution in China)

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

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: see the type information cited above.
 

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This variety differs mainly from var. oblongum in having broadly spathulate to obovate and roundly obtuse leaves. This leaf character is best observed among terminal stem leaves, which produce a widely opened fan appearance. If the apiculus is present, it is much smaller than that seen in var. oblongum. The perichaetial leaves of this variety have round-obtuse leaf apices. Distichophyllum oblongum var. fanjingense appears to approach D. obovatum (Griff.) Par. from East India (Gangulee 1977) in many gametophyte details. However, the present variety has smooth setae while the setae of D. obovatum were reported to be scabrous along the entire length.
 

 

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8b. Distichophyllum oblongum var. fanjingense P. J. Lin & B. C. Tan 圆尖黄藓贵州变种 yuan-jian huang xian gui-zhou bian-zhong
Harvard Pap. Bot. 7: 41, 1995. Types. China: Guizhou, Mt. Fanjing, on trunk of Magnolia, summit dwarf forest near Nine Dragon Pond beyond Jin-ding, B. C. Tan 91-1215 (holotype FH; isotype IBSC); ibid, Crosby 15830 (paratype MO); Lei-shan Co., summit vicinity of Mt. Leigong, Crosby 15490 (paratype MO).
 
Plants forming dense mats. Stems small, less than 10 mm long. Leaves complanate, slightly wrinkled when dry, obovate to short spathulate, about 1.0–1.5 mm × 0.25–0.50 mm, round obtuse, at times with minute apiculus or mucro; leaf borders strong, entire, 13–20 µm wide; costa variable in length, often extending beyond 2/3 of the leaf length; laminal cells irregularly polygonal, 11–18 µm wide, becoming short rectangular near base, 22–34 µm × 11–18 µm. Perichaetial leaves small, oblong, with rounded and obtuse apices. Sporophytes lateral; setae 3–4 mm long, smooth, reddish brown; capsules small, ovoid, slightly nodding.
 
 
 


 

 
 
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