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Published In: Moss Flora of China, English Version 1: 227. 1999. (Moss Fl. China) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Illustrations: Pseudochorisodontium ramosum (C. Gao & Aur) C. Gao, Vitt, X. Fu & T. Cao (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Pseudochorisodontium ramosum (C. Gao & Aur) C. Gao, Vitt, X. Fu & T. Cao (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Habitat: on soil or soil over rocks.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Specimens Examined:


Specimens examined: Xizang: Cuo-na Co., KUN Ecol. Dept. Xizang Team 7401(b) (IFSBH, KUN); Mi-lin Co., Y.-G. Su 2418, 5062 (IFSBH, KUN).


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5. Pseudochorisodontium ramosum (C. Gao & Z.-W. Ao) C. Gao, D. Vitt, X. Fu & T. Cao, comb. nov.   多枝无齿藓 duo-zhi wu-chi xian
Dicranum ramosum C. Gao & Z.-W. Ao, Bull. Bot. Lab. N.-E. Forest. Inst., Harbin 7: 97. 1980. Type. China: Xizang, Ya-dong Co., M. Zang 799 (holotype KUN; isotype IFSBH).
Plants medium-sized to large, up to 5(–8) cm high, yellowish green or dull green, in shiny tufts. Stems erect, or ascending, usually 3–5-branched, rarely simple, densely foliate, radiculose below. Leaves erect-flexuose or weakly contorted or crispate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, up to 7 mm long, contracted at base, abruptly narrowed from a broadly ovate and somewhat concave base to a short, setaceous acumen; the acumina as long as or shorter than the base; margins plane, nearly entire throughout, rarely minutely serrulate at the extreme apex; costa slender, occupying 1/10–1/6 the leaf base width, percurrent or shortly excurrent, smooth or low mammillose at back above; upper cells irregular, short-rhomboidal or elliptical, thick-walled, smooth, or sometimes low mammillose at back; basal cells oblong-rhomboidal or elongate-elliptical, thick-walled, porose; alar cells quadrate or rounded quadrate, inflated, 3–4 stratose, yellowish brown. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.
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