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Published In: Flora Bryophytorum Sinicorum 6: 152. 2002. (Fl. Bryophyt. Sin.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Lescuraea setschwanica (Broth.) T. Cao & W.H. Wang (Figs. 1–8.)
Map: Lescuraea setschwanica (Broth.) T. Cao & W.H. Wang (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks in high elevation.
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:
The distinguishing characters of this species are: 1) plants slender, irregularly branched, branch tips with many flagella; 2) leaf base widely ovate; alar decurrent, often auriculate, consisting of large, quadrate to rectangular cells; and 3) upper leaf cells rather small, irregular in shape, 4–7µm wide.
Brotherus (1929) listed two specimens under this species. One of them (Handel-Mazzetti 931) is the type, and another specimen, Handel-Mazzetti 9086, collected from Yunnan, between Bahan (Pehalo) and Ludjing (Salwin), 27°58´N, is not this species. The collection contains poorly developed Herpetineuron toccoae.


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5. Lescuraea setschwanica (Broth.) T. Cao & W.-H. Wang 四川多毛藓 si-chuan duo-mao xian
Fl. Bryophyt. Sin. 6: 152. 2001. Pseudoleskea setschwanica Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 133: 579. 1924. Type. China: Sichuan, Hui-li, Handel-Mazzetti 931 (holotype H).
Plants slender, yellowish green to reddish brown, in dense mats. Primary stems creeping,4–5 cm long, irregularly branched; branches with abundant flagelliform branchlets on tips; paraphyllia absent. Leaves imbricate, appressed on stems when dry, spreading when moist; stem leaves large, loosely arranged, broadly ovate, distinctly decurrent at base, acuminate upward, 1.6–1.9 mm × 1.0–1.1 mm, sometimes with secund apices; branch leaves small, closely inserted, ovate or broadly ovate at base, acuminate upward, 0.8–1.6 mm × 0.5–0.8 mm; flagelliform leaflets dense, ovate-lanceolate, 0.4–0.5 mm × 0.2–0.3 mm; margins plane, entire, sometimes recurved, sparsely dentate above; costa single, thick, strong, broad at base, gradually narrowed and slightly twisted above, ending below leaf apex; upper and median leaf cells irregularly quadrate, 4–7 µm wide, slightly thick-walled, smooth; basal cells irregularly quadrate, 5–15 µm × 7–9 µm, thick-walled. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.


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