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Published In: Flora Bryophytorum Sinicorum 6: 88. 2002. (Fl. Bryophyt. Sin.) Name publication detail
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Fabronia angustifolia C. Gao & Fu Xing (Figs. 9–16.)
Map: Fabronia angustifolia C. Gao & Fu Xing (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Distribution:

 

Habitat: on rock surfaces or tree trunks in cold alpine mountain regions.
Distribution: endemic to China.
 

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

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by having numerous male or female inflorescences on lateral branches, only 3–4 rows of quadrate or rectangular cells at base, narrowly rhomboidal or linear and projecting upper leaf cells, and having spinulose papillae on the back of costa.

 

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2. Fabronia angustifolia C. Gao & X. Fu in P.-C. Wu 狭叶碎米藓 xia-ye sui-mi xian
Fl. Bryophyt. Sin. 6: 88. 2001. Type. China: Xizang, Long-zhi, Jia-yu, M. Zang 1126 (holotype HKAS; isotype IFSBH).
 
Plants slender, yellowish green, weakly shinning. Stems creeping, 3–5 mm long, ascending at apex, irregularly branched, branches 1–2 mm long, ascending; rhizoids sparse, loosely on stems. Leaves imbricate, remote at lower part of stems, broadly ovate-lanceolate, 0.3–0.6 mm × 0.10–0.15 mm, ciliate at apex; margins plane, ciliate, with cilia consisting of 2–5 cells; costa slender, up to 3/4 the leaf length or sometimes percurrent, long spinulose on the back; upper leaf cells linear or narrowly rhomboidal, 30 µm × 95 µm; alar cells quadrate or rectangular, in 3–4 rows of cells. Autoicous. Male inflorescences mostly on lateral branches; perigonial leaves few, shortly ciliate at margin. Female inflorescences on lateral branches; perichaetial leaves broad at base, rarely ciliate at margin. Setae slender, yellowish green, 1.0–1.5 mm long; capsules ovoid to shortly cylindrical; peristome and annuli absent; opercula conic, shortly rostrate. Spores 20–25 µm in diameter, smooth.
 
 
 
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