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Published In: Studien über die ostasiatischen Arten der Pottiaceae 1: 5. 1940. (Stud. Ostasiat. Art. Pottiaceae) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/12/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Illustrations: Bellibarbula kurziana P.C. Chen (Figs. 1–5.)
Map: Bellibarbula kurziana P.C. Chen (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Habitat: on rocks in mountains, occasionally on tree bases.
Distribution: China and India.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Qinghai: Xing-hai Co., F.-G. Lu 27 (HKAS). Xizang: Ba-qing Co., K.-Y. Zhao 53e (PE); Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 3637 (HKAS); Mt. Everest, X.-G. Wang 3 (HKAS, PE); Sha-ge Co., K.-Y. Lang 428d (PE), 1205 (MO, PE).


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1. Bellibarbula kurziana Hampe ex Chen  美叶藓   mei-ye xian
Hedwigia 80: 223, pl. 38, f. 1–5. 1941. Gymnostomum kurzianum Hampe in Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1877–78: 367. 1880, nom. nud. Gymnostomum kurzii Hampe ex Kindb., Enum. Bryin. Exot. 61. 1888, nom. nud. Hymenostylium kurzii Hampe in C. Müll., Gen. Musc. Frond. 396. 1900, nom. nud. Type. Sikkim: Phalloot Top, Kurz 2026.
Plants medium-sized, up to 2.5 cm high, dark green to reddish brown, in dense tufts. Stems erect, branched. Leaves imbricately appressed when dry, spreading when moist, oblong-ovate, narrowly obtuse or blunt at the apex; margins entire, recurved; costa ending in a few cells below the apex, dorsally papillose; upper cells rounded-quadrate to elliptic, rather thick-walled, with rough papillae on each cell; basal cells slightly differentiated and larger. Capsules with distinct neck; opercula conic, with short and blunt beak.


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