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Published In: Bryologia Javanica 2: 37. 160. 1862. (Bryol. Jav.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/19/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Actinodontium rhaphidostegum (Müll. Hal.) Bosch & Sande Lac. (Figs. 1–4.)
Map: Actinodontium rhaphidostegum (Müll. Hal.) Bosch & Sande Lac. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)


Habitat: on humus over rocks.
Distribution: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: Taiwan: Nan-tou Co., C.-K. Wang 203 (NICH).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is easily recognized by its ascending growth pattern, oblong-lanceolate, bicostate leaves with gradually acuminate apices and undifferentiated leaf borders, rhomboidal to elongate laminal cells, and papillose exostome teeth.


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1. Actinodontium rhaphidostegum (C. Müll.) Bosch & Sande-Lac. 皱叶假黄藓 zhou-ye jia-huang xian
Bryol. Jav. 2: 37. 1862. Hookeria rhaphidostega C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 677. 1851. Type. Indonesia: Java. Blume s.n.
Plants small, flaccid, tuft-forming, yellowish green. Stems up to l.5 cm long. Leaves crowded, shrunken when dry, not complanate, erect-spreading when wet, oblong-lanceolate, gradually acuminate, 3–5 mm × 0.5–1.0 mm; leaf margins entire, without differentiated border, involute at lower half; costae double, extending beyond midleaf; laminal cells elongate or rhomboidal, 80–125 µm × 15–21 µm, becoming oblong-hexagonal apically and rectangular basally. Setae smooth, 4–6 mm long; capsules ovoid-cylindrical, 1.0–1.5 mm long; exothecial cells non-collenchymatous; exostome teeth papillose. Calyptrae mitrate, laciniate at base, covering only the apex of capsule.
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