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Published In: Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 10: 176. pl. 6: f. c. 1868. (J. Linn. Soc., Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Watanabe 1972 (Pl. 25, figs. 1–17).

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Map: Pelekium velatum Mitt. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: mostly on shady and moist rocks.

Distribution: China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and Pacific Islands.

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Chinese specimens examined: Taiwan: Botel Tobago Island, Schwage 120 (Noguchi herb., Watanabe 1972). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 10608b (PE).


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2. Pelekium velatum Mitt. 鹤嘴藓 he-zui xian
J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 10: 176. 1868. Type. Admiralty Is. (isotype BM).
Lorentzia longirostris Hampe, Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n. ser. 4: 288. 1872.
Pelekium fissicalyx C. Müll., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 5: 87. 1883.
Pelekium lonchopodium C. Müll. in Geh., Biblioth. Bot. 13: 7. 1889.
Plants slender, usually yellowish green, in small patches. Stems prostrate, ca. 3 cm long, regularly pinnately branched; central strand present; branches about 3–7 mm long; paraphyllia abundant, filamentous, slightly branched. Stem leaves remote, appressed when dry, erect-patent when moist, abruptly narrowed from a triangularly ovate base to a lanceolate apex, ca. 0.6 mm long; leaf margins serrate; costa reaching leaf apex, hyaline, papillose on back; median leaf cells oblong-hexagonal, ca. 15 µm × 8 µm, thin-walled, unipapillose; branch leaves ovate to ovate-triangular, ca. 0.3 mm × 0.2 mm; costa vanishing at upper portion of leaf; leaf cells quadrate to hexagonal, unipapillose. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves oblong or rounded ovate, suddenly narrowed to a piliform acumen. Setae slender, ca. 1.5 cm long, densely papillose; capsules symmetrical or asymmetrical, horizontal or pendulous, dark reddish brown; opercula conical, long beaked; exostome teeth yellowish brown, hyaline and minutely papillose above; endostome segments lightly yellow, as long as exostome teeth; basal membrane about 1/2 the length of endostome segments; cilia hyaline, usually 2. Spores ca. 15 µm in diameter, papillose.
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