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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1873–74: 117 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 1: 579). 1875. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 18, figs. 13–21).
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Map: Brachymenium systylium (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on soil or thin soil over rocks in forests; alt. 2600 m.
Distribution: China, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and South and North America.

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Chinese specimens examined: Xizang: Lin-zhi Co., Z.-X. Tan 20(1)b (HKAS). Yunnan: Jin-sha-jiang River, L.-S. Wang 598 (HKAS); Ning-lang Co., X.-J. Li 488 (HKAS).


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14. Brachymenium systylium (C. Müll.) Jaeg.   粗肋短月藓   cu le duan yue xian
Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1873–1874: 117. 1875. Bryum systylium C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 1: 320. 1848. Type: Mexico. Xalapam. Deppe & Schiede s.n.
Brachymenium crassinervium Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 133: 568. 1924. Type: China. Sichuan, Yenyüen, Handel-Mazzetti 2706 (holotype H).
Plants small to medium-sized, 4–20 mm high, green to yellowish green above, brownish below, in dense tufts. Stems erect, branched. Leaves imbricate when dry or moist, or slightly erect-spreading when moist, oblong-ovate to rounded-ovate, ca. 1–2 mm long, obtuse or shortly apiculate at apex; margins entire or bluntly serrulate near the apex, borders not differentiated; costae thick, excurrent into long awns, sometimes shorter or forked at awn tips; median leaf cells oblong-hexagonal to rhomboidal, thick-walled; basal cells quadrate to shortly rectangular. Gemmae rare. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.


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