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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 86: 34. f. 8: 5–11. 1999. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Chionostomum hainanense B.C. Tan & Y. Jia (Figs. 1–12.)
Map: Chionostomum hainanense B.C. Tan & Y. Jia (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on bamboo; alt. 1300 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: Hainan: Mt. Jianfengling, P.-C. Chen et al. 665 (H, PE).


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1. Chionostomum hainanenseB. C. Tan & Y. Jia   海南花锦藓  hai nan hua jin xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 86: 34. f. 8: 5–11. 1999. Type: China. Hainan, Mt. Wuzhi, on bamboo branches, Fudan Biology Department 2 (holotype PE; isotype FH).
Plants large, equally branched in lax clusters; branches 1.0–1.5 mm long, 2–3 mm wide. Leaves imbricate to erect, oblong to lanceolate, deeply concave, 3.0–3.5 mm × ca. 0.75 mm, slightly plicate, acuminate or acute; margins entire, slightly reflexed, weakly denticulate near apex; leaf cells narrowly elongate to linear, 55–80 mm long, pitted, gradually becoming shorter toward apex; alar region consisting of a group of large, colored, thick-walled, quadrate or rectangular cells arranged in several rows. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves ovate to lanceolate, small, 2.0–2.5 mm long, acuminate, serrate at apex; alar cells not differentiated. Perigonia small, located in lower perichaetia; perigonial leaves small, ovate, ca. 1 mm long. Setae up to 3 mm long; capsules long cylindrical, more than 2 mm long; opercula long rostrate; exothecial cells clearly collenchymatous; exostome teeth reflexed when moist, not cross-striate; endostome greatly reduced, with narrow segments only.
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