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Published In: Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 75: 126. 1937. (J. Bot.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Dendrocyathophorum paradoxum (Broth.) Dixon (Figs. 1–14.)
Map: Dendrocyathophorum paradoxum (Broth.) Dixon (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on thin soil over rocks.
Distribution: China, Japan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and New Guinea.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Mt. Jinfu, X.-Y. Hu H0859 (PE). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, J.-X. Luo & B.-D. Xin 3161a (PE). Taiwan: Nan-tou Co., M-J. Lai 8199, 8203 (MO). Xizang: Mo-tuo Co., M.-Z. Wang 6591 (PE), Y.-G. Su 16349 (KUN). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 10822a (PE).


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1. Dendrocyathophorum paradoxum (Broth.) Dix. 树雉尾藓 shu zhi-wei xian
J. Bot. 75: 126. 1937. Eurydictyon paradoxum (Broth.) Horik. & Nog., J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., Ser. B, Div. 2, Bot. 2 (3): 22. Pl. 1. 1936. Hypopterygium paradoxum Broth. in Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève ser. 2. 4: 378. 1912. Type. Japan.
Dendrocyathophorum decolyi (Broth. ex Fleisch.) Kruijer, Lindbergia 20: 90. 1995–96 [1996]. Hypopterygium decolyi Broth. ex Fleisch., Musci Buitenzorg 3: 1079. 1908.
Dendrocyathophorum herzogii Gangulee, Mosses E. India 6: 1540. 1977.
Plants slender, up to 2–5 cm high, 1.0–1.5 cm wide with leaves. Primary stems and secondary stems with tomentose rhizoids; secondary stems simple in lower part with loose, small leaves, irregularly pinnately branched above, complanate, planely inclined; leaves in 3 rows, loose, reflexed when dry, lateral leaves ovate-lanceolate, asymmetric, acuminate, ca. 3.0 mm × 1.2 mm, distinctly serrulate above; laminal cells elongate-rhomboidal, thin-walled, porose, gradually wider and longer toward base, bordered by 2 rows of narrow and elongate cells at base; amphigastria in 1 row, smaller, broadly ovate or oblong-ovate, symmetric, caudate, ca. 1.6 mm × 0.6 mm; costa single, or forked; laminal cells elongate-hexagonal, smooth. Perichaetial leaves small, narrowly elongate. Setae 6–8 mm long; peristome the same as described in the genus.
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