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Published In: Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 131: 213. 1923. (Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Cl.) Name publication detail
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: Brachymenium muricola Broth. (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Brachymenium muricola Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Distribution:
 
Habitat: on sandy soil; alt. 2000–3700 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Xizang: Lin-zhi Co., S.-K. Chen 198a (HKAS). Yunnan: Li-jiang Co., Handel-Mazzetti 6781 (H), D.-C. Zhang 49, 72 (both in HKAS).
 

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

 

This species is somewhat similar to Brachymenium exile, but differs in leaves forming rosettes on new branches, weaker, shorter costae, and keeled upper leaves.

 

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9. Brachymenium muricola Broth.   砂生短月藓   sha sheng duan yue xian
Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. 131: 213. 1923. Type: China. Sichuan, Mt. Da-liang, Handel-Mazzetti 1467 (holotype H).
 
Plants soft, small, less than 5 mm high, green or pale yellowish brown, in dense tufts. Stems short, with numerous innovated branches. Leaves small, sparse below, large, dense above, erect-spreading; branch leaves keeled above, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 0.7–1.2 mm × 0.3–0.5 mm; margins entire, borders not differentiated; costae slender, percurrent or shortly excurrent; median leaf cells rhombic to oblong-hexagonal or rounded-hexagonal; basal cells lax, rectangular. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves triangular-lanceolate. Setae ca. 12 mm long; capsules erect, ellipsoidal, dark brown; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; annuli broad; endostome segments reduced; basal membrane ca. 1/2 the height of teeth; cilia absent. Spores 12–18 µm diameter, smooth or papillose.
 
 


 

 
 
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