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Published In: Records of the Botanical Survey of India 1(12): 319. 1899. (Rec. Bot. Surv. India) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/16/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Physcomitrium coorgense Broth. (Figs. 1–7.)
Map: Physcomitrium coorgense Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on moist soil near streams or roadsides.
Distribution: China and India.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:

Chinese specimens examined: Guangdong: Guang-zhou City, C. Gao 8273, 8306 (HKAS, IFSBH). Yunnan: Meng-yang Co., W.-X. Xu 6595 (HKAS), P.-C. Wu 6098, 6595 (PE); Xishuangbanna, W.-X. Xu 6098 (HKAS).



Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:

Physcomitrium coorgense is characterized by having very tiny plants, narrowly lanceolate leaves that are contorted when dry, and leaf margins that are serrate nearly throughout.


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1. Physcomitrium coorgense Broth.   狭叶立碗藓   xia-ye li-wan xian
Rec. Bot. Surv. India 1: 319. 1899. Type. India: Coorg, Verajpet, dry shady banks, Walker 170.
Plants very small, in loose tufts. Stems erect, simple, 3–5 mm high. Leaves smaller and sparse on lower stems, larger and crowded at stem tips, contorted when dry, erect-patent when moist, narrowly ligulate-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 2.5–4.5 mm long, acuminate at the apex; margins serrate nearly throughout, bordered by 1–2 rows of narrowly rectangular cells; costa thick, percurrent; upper leaf cells shortly rectangular to nearly rhombic, ca. 40 µm × 15 µm; basal cells narrowly rectangular, ca. 110 µm × 30 µm. Autoicous. Setae slender, 5–15 mm long, yellowish red; capsules subspherical, ca. 1 mm long, with a very wide mouth, nearly as wide as the diameter of capsules (ca. 1.2 mm); opercula low-conic to convex with a small apiculus; annuli narrow and small; peristome absent. Calyptrae not seen. Spores large, spherical, 22–26 µm in diameter.
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