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Published In: Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano, Nuova Serie 3: 125. 1896. (Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Brachythecium amnicola Müll. Hal. (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Brachythecium amnicola Müll. Hal. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on rocks near rivers and on soil; alt. unknown.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Nei Mongol: Ning-cheng Co., X.-L. Bai 2279 (HIMC). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 850, 920 (both in WUK); Ning-shan Co., M.-X. Zhang 4043 (WUK).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brachythecium amnicola is similar to B. campylothallum Müll. Hal., but it differs from the latter by its weakly to non-plicate leaves with very narrow median leaf cells (ca. 4 µm wide vs. 6–7 µm wide). Brachythecium amnicola was treated as a synonym of B. buchananii (Hook.) A. Jaeger by Ignatov and Koponen (1996).


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2. Brachythecium amnicola Müll. Hal.   密枝青藓   mi zhi qing xian
Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 3: 125. 1896. Type: China. Shaanxi, Huojiacai, 20 Sept. 1890, Giraldi 1008 (FI).
Plants rather large, in dense mats, often growing on rocks near rivers. Stems prostrate, simple, often with flagelliform branches, curved at tips, or irregularly branched, with branches unequal, ca. 1.0–2.0 cm long, julaceous, densely foliate. Stem and branch leaves similar, ovate-lanceolate, 1.62–1.76 mm × 0.54–0.66 mm, concave, weakly bi-plicate, sometimes not clearly plicate, slenderly acuminate at apex; margins plane, entire, or only serrulate near leaf apex, slightly decurrent at base; costae ca. 3/4 the leaf length; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 48–50 µm × 4–5 µm; alar cells differentiated, shortly rectangular or hexagonal, often extending close to costa at leaf base. Sporophytes not seen.
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