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Published In: Icones Plantarum 1: pl. 19: f. 3. 1836. (Icon. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 14, figs. 1–11).

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Map: Brachymenium acuminatum Harv. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Habitat: on soil or thin soil over rocks; alt. 1500–2400 m.
Distribution: China, Southeast Asia, India, Malaysia, Australia, South Africa, South and Central America, and Mexico.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Beijing: West Hill, W.-S. Liu 20 (HKAS, PE). Yunnan: Kunming City, D.-C. Zhang 95-426 (HKAS); Li-jiang Co., X.-J. Li 85175 (HKAS).


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1. Brachymenium acuminatum Harv. in Hook.   尖叶短月藓   jian ye duan yue xian
Icon. Pl. Rar. 1: 19. 1836. Gemmabryum acuminatum (Harv. in Hook.) Spence & Ramsay, Phytologia 87: 65. 2005. Type: East Indies, Harvey s.n.
Plants small, to 5 mm high, grayish green to yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems short, erect or nearly so, with numerous innovated branches and rhizoids at base. Leaves dense, in multiple rows, imbricately appressed, ovate-lanceolate, keeled, ca. 1.0 mm × 0.5 mm; margins plane, entire or serrulate in the upper part; costae strong, excurrent into long awns; leaf cells thin-walled; alar cells distinctly differentiated, quadrate or shortly rectangular, gradually becoming rhomboidal upwards; apical cells vermicular, thick-walled. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves triangularly lanceolate, larger than the branch leaves. Setae erect, 8–20 mm long; capsules erect or slightly inclined, pyriform or ovoid; neck short; mouth narrowed; opercula conic, shortly apiculate; endostome segments rudimentary, basal membrane ca. 1/2 the height of teeth; cilia rudimentary or absent. Spores 11–17 µm in diameter.


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