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Published In: Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 17: 116. f. 1: 22–33. 1979. (Acta Phytotax. Sin.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Brachymenium immarginatum C. Gao & K.C. Chang (Figs. 7–13.)
Map: Brachymenium immarginatum C. Gao & K.C. Chang (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on soil; alt. 4600 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: see the type cited above.

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species has smiliar leaf cells with those of Tayloria; but it differs from the latter group by the reduced endostome with indistinct basal membrane.


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4. Brachymenium immarginatum C. Gao & G.-C. Zhang   无边短月藓   wu bian duan yue xian
Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17: 116. 1979. Type: China. Xizang, Zhong-ba Xian, alt. 4600 m, Qinghai Xizang Team 7850(1) (holotype IFSBH).
Plants very small, 3–4 mm high, bright green or yellowish green, not glossy, not forming rosettes. Stems simple, rarely branched, with dense brownish rhizoids at base. Leaves often crowded at top, lower leaves smaller, upper leaves larger, oblong-ovate or ovate-lanceolate, not decurrent at base, bluntly acute at apex; margins entire, borders not differentiated; costae slender, ending in the leaf apex; median leaf cells obliquely quadrate to rounded hexagonal, basal cells narrowly rectangular. Dioicous. Setae reddish brown, 10–15 mm long; capsules erect or inclined, elongate-ovoid, neck not clearly differentiated; mouth narrowed; peristome double; exostome teeth lanceolate; endostome segments reduced, with indistinct basal membrane; cilia absent. Spores 23–28 µm in diameter, papillose.
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