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Published In: Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 40: 181. 2002. (Acta Phytotax. Sin.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Pohlia macrocarpa D.C. Zhang, X.J. Li & Higuchi (Figs. 1–6.)
Map: Pohlia macrocarpa D.C. Zhang, X.J. Li & Higuchi (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on rocks in wet areas; alt. 2600–2800 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hunan: Da-cheng Temple to Baiyun Temple, L.-Z. Hu 57-73 (HKAS). Xizang: Mo-tuo Co., S.-K. Chen 71, 74 (both in HKAS), S.-G. Wu 5201a (HKAS). Yunnan: Wei-ding, D.-C. Zhang 783 (HKAS).


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18. Pohlia macrocarpa D.-C. Zhang, X.-J. Li. & Higuchi   疏叶丝瓜藓   shu ye si gua xian
Acta Phytotax. Sin. 40(2): 181. 2002. Type: China. Xizang, Mo-tuo Co., Hanmi to Nage, alt. 2600–2800 m, on rocky soil, S.-K. Chen 78a (holotype HKAS).

Plants medium-sized to large, 15–35 mm high, soft, green or yellowish green, in tufts. Stems erect, simple or rarely branched, with rhizoids at base. Leaves flexuous when dry, spreading when moist, ovate-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 1–3 mm × 0.3–0.8 mm, gradually acuminate and twisted at apex; margins plane, serrulate above the middle, sometimes below the middle; median leaf cells linear, 90–180 µm × 9–12 µm, becoming elongate near margins, but borders not differentiated; apical cells shorter, basal cells broader. Gemmae absent. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves up to 5 mm long. Setae 50–60 mm long, curved above; capsules suberect, club-shaped; neck shorter than urn, mouth narrowed; annuli persistent; peristome double; endostome segments slightly shorter than the teeth; cilia absent. Spores spherical, pale yellowish brown, 14–19 µm in diameter, smooth.



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