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Published In: Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 74: 7. 1936. (J. Bot.) Name publication detailView in Botanicus

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Morphological characters of this genus are between Hypopterygium and Cyathophorum. Herzog & Noguchi (1955) transferred Cyathophorum intermedium Mitt. to this genus as D. intermedium (Mitt.) Herz. and reported it from Taiwan. However, the concept of Cyathophorum intermedium described by Mitten (1859) was not the same as that of D. intermedium by Herzog & Noguchi (1955), which has slender, flattened, dendroid branches. Therefore, the latter species was renamed as Dendrocyathophorum herzogii by Gangulee (1977), which is very closely related to Cyathophorum intermedium. Both species occur in China. Dendrocyathophorum herzogii was considered to be a synonym of D. decolyi (Kruijer 1995), but both are treated as synonyms of D. paradoxum in this study.


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2. Dendrocyathophorum Dix.  树雉尾藓属  shu zhi-wei xian shu
J. Bot. 74: 7. pl. 610, f. 5. 1936.
Plants delicate, yellowish green, not glossy. Primary stems prostrate, with loosely scale-like leaves and dense brown rhizoids; secondary stems simple in lower part, loosely with small leaves, irregularly pinnately branched in upper part, complanate, blunt at branch terminal. Lateral leaves of stems dense, broadly ovate, asymmetric, acuminate; serrulate in upper part, not bordered; costa single, short, weak or forked; laminal cells elongated hexagonal, thin-walled, becoming larger toward base; amphigastrial leaves broadly ovate, symmetric, lanceolate at apex; serrulate in upper part of margins; costa single, short; laminal cells elongated hexagonal; lateral leaves and amphigastria of branches similar to those of stems, but smaller. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves ovate-lanceolate, entire; ecostate. Setae elongate, slender, smooth, erect; capsules reddish brown, horizontal or pendent; peristome double, exostome teeth lanceolate, densely striate on outer surfaces in lower part, minutely papillose in upper part; endostome segments as long as the teeth, lanceolate, folded, papillose; basal membranes high; opercula conical, inclined, beaked. Calyptrae mitrate. Spores spherical, minutely papillose.

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Only one species is known from China.

1. Dendrocyathophorum paradoxum (Broth.) Dix. 

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