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Published In: Philippine Journal of Science 3: 28. 1908. (Philipp. J. Sci.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Taxithelium alare Broth. (Figs. 1–15.)
Map: Taxithelium alare Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks; alt. unknown.
Distribution: China and the Philippines.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: Hainan: Mt. Jianfengling, P.-C. Chen et al. 179 (PE).


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1.  Taxithelium alare Broth.   长柄麻锦藓   chang bing ma jin xian
Philipp. J. Sci. 3: 28. 1908. Type: the Philippines.
Plants slender, yellowish green, glossy, in dense mats. Main stems prostrate, subpinnately branched; branches ca. 1 cm long, 1.5–2.0 mm wide with leaves. Leaves densely arranged, erect to obliquely spreading, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, gradually constricted into a piliform apex, concave, ca. 2 mm × 0.3 mm; margins plane, serrulate above; leaf cells narrowly linear, 45–60 µm × ca. 3 µm, pluripapillose; alar region clearly differentiated from the cells above, consisting of 3–4 yellowish, inflated, oval cells. Inner perichaetial leaves long acuminate, serrulate at margins. Setae slender, reddish, smooth, 2–3 cm long; capsules small, slightly inclined, ca. 1 mm long; opercula shortly rostrate, ca. 0.5 mm long.


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