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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 4: 1497. 1922[1923]. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 106, figs. 1–10).
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Map: Abietinella abietina (Hedw.) M. Fleisch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
Habitat: on moist, nutritious coniferous forest floors or on dry calcareous rock surfaces.
Distribution: China, Japan, Russia, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Beijing: Licent 218 (BM). Gansu: Huo-shan (Mt.), Meyer s.n. (NY); Tian-zhu Co., S.-Z. Hu 148 (MO); Wu-wei Co., S.-Z. Hu 2096a (MO). Hebei: Mt. Dongling, C.-Y. Yang 206 (BM); Mt. Xiaowutai, Chao C6 (BM); Mt. Xiling, Q.-W. Wang 1418 (MO, PE). Heilongjiang: Ning-an Co., Z.-Z. Lin 44 (MO); Yi-chun City, Dai-ling, Z.-H. Zhang 4143 (NY). Henan: Song shan (Mt.), J.-X. Lou s.n. (MO, PE). Hubei: Mt. Shennongjia, P.-C. Wu 508 (MO, PE). Jilin: An-tu Co., Koponen 36830 (NY); Mt. Changbai, B.-D. Xin 00221 (IFSBH, MO). Nei Mongol: Mt.Daqing, Z.-G. Tong 802 (MO); Mt. Helan, Z.-G. Tong 1285 (MO). Qinghai: Yu-shu Co., B.-C. Tan 951641 (MO), B.-C. Tan 952018 (NY). Shaanxi: In-kio-po, Giraldi 1775 (BM); Mt. Taibai, X.-J. Li 640 (MO). Sichuan: A-ba Co., S. He 30990 (MO); Ba-tang Co., S. He 31326 (MO); Dao-cheng Co., S. He 31715a (MO); Hong-yuan Co., S. He 30902 (MO); Li Co., Allen 6756A (MO); Lu-huo Co., Y. Jia J02911 (MO, PE); Ma-er-kang Co., S. He 31272 (MO); Mao-wen Co., Allen 7352 (MO); Nan-ping Co., S. He 30058 (MO, NY); Ruo-er-gai Co., S. He 30871b (MO); Song-pan Co., S. He 30578 (MO); Tian-quan Co., C. Gao 18248 (IFSBH, MO); Yan-yuan (Yenyuen) Co., Handel-Mazzetti 2200 (BM). Taiwan: Ilan Co., C.-I. Peng 83-26 (MO). Xinjiang: Mt. Altai, R.-C. Qin 2419 (MO, PE); Bu-er-jin Co., R.-C. Qin 2142 (MO, PE); He-jing Co., S. He 951153 (MO); Ku-che Co., S. He 951213 (MO); Ni-le-ke Co., S. He 951124 (MO); Sha-wan Co., R.-C. Qin 3671 (MO, PE); Urumqi Co., S. He 951064 (MO); Wu-su Co., S. He 951119 (MO). Yunnan: Da-li Co., Redfearn et al. 1639 (MO, NY, PC).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is widely distributed in northern and southwestern China, but rare in central China. In the field, it is very much like Actinothuidium hookeri (Mitt.) Broth. due to their similar branching patterns.


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1. Abietinella abietina (Hedw.) Fleisch. 山羽藓 shan-yu xian
Musci Buitenzorg 4: 1497. 1922. Thuidium abietinum (Hedw.) Schimp. in B.S.G., Bryol. Eur. 5: 165. 485 (fasc. 49–51 Mon. 9. 5). 1852. Hypnum abietinum Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 353. 1801. Type. Europe.
Abietinella giraldii C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. n. ser. 3: 115. 1896. Syntypes. China: Shaanxi (Schen-si), Huo-gia-zien, 20 Sept. 1890, Giraldi s.n.; Lun-san, Jun. 1891, Giraldi s.n.; Sche-liu-san, Aug. 1893, Giraldi s.n.; Si-ku-tziu-san, July 1894, Giraldi 919 (syntypes BM).
Plants robust, up to 10 cm long, rigid, yellowish or dark green above, brownish at base, in densely or laxly interwoven cushions. Stems regularly pinnately branched, ascending or erect; central strand present; paraphyllia numerous, foliose or filamentous, branched, apical cells multipapillose. Stem leaves broadly ovate at base, gradually narrowed to a lanceolate apex, deeply plicate, ca. 1–5 mm × 1 mm; leaf margins nearly plane or slightly revolute, serrate; costa stout, reaching 3/4 the leaf length, papillose at back; median leaf cells linear, mostly curved, 10–12 µm × 6–8 µm, thick-walled, unipapillose; apical leaf cells linear or oblong-oval, smooth; branch leaves concave, appressed when dry, erect-patent when moist, lanceolate to widely ovate, with a short acumen; margins entire or finely serrulate; costa reaching the upper portion of leaves; leaf cells oval to nearly quadrate, unipapillose. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves ovate or widely ovate, gradually or suddenly narrowed to a lanceolate apex, costa absent. Capsules not seen.


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