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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 2 17: 254. 1842. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2) Name publication detail
 

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Brachymenium pendulum Mont. (Figs. 18–23.)
Map: Brachymenium pendulum Mont. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Distribution:

 

Habitat: on soil along roadsides; alt. 2765 m.
Distribution: China and India.
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Shaanxi: Mt. Taibai, Z.-P. Wei 255 (HKAS, WUG).
 

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
Bryum turbinatoides was established on the basis of sterile material, and Ochi (1964) reduced it to be a synonym of B. pendulum. We have not seen any fruiting material of this species in China.
 

 

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11. Brachymenium pendulum Mont.   丛生短月藓   cong sheng duan yue xian
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 2, 17: 254. 1842. Bryum montagneanum C. Müll. [Replaced Brachymenium pendulum Mont.], Syn. Musc. Frond. 1: 265. 1848. Type: India. Neelgheri, Perrottet s.n.
Bryum turbinatoides Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 133: 568. 1924. Type: China. Yunnan, SE pagi Dschungdien, Handel-Mazzetti 4476 (holotype H).
 
Plants slender, medium-sized, up to 30 mm high, yellowish green above, yellowish brown or dark brown below, barely glossy, in dense tufts or compact. Stems erect, with brown rhizoids below. Leaves appressed when dry, erect-spreading when moist, keeled, triangular-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 1–2 mm long, acuminate; margins recurved, entire, or serrulate above, bordered with 1–2 rows of slightly differentiated cells; costae excurrent into short awns; median leaf cells oblong- to rounded-hexagonal, thin-walled; basal cells short-rectangular or nearly hexagonal. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.
 
 
 
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