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Published In: Index Bryologicus, editio secunda 2: 139. 1904. (Index Bryol. (ed. 2)) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Brachythecium brotheri Paris (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Brachythecium brotheri Paris (Distribution in China)

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

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: You-yang Co., X.-J. Li 84 (HKAS). Hebei: Dong-ling Co., L.-Q. Yu 403 (PE). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 334, 665, 1919 (all in WUK); Ning-qiang Co., L.-M. Li 1009 (WUK); Zhou-zhi Co., L.-M. Li 1242, 1383 (both in WUK). Yunnan: An-ning Co., S.-K. Chen 43983 (HKAS); Gong-shan Co., M. Zang 217 (HKAS), M.-Z. Wang 9135a (PE); Kunming City, S.-Y. Zeng 371 (HKAS); Li-jiang Co., J.-K. Yang 81-615 (HKAS); Rui-li Co., X.-J. Li 77-101, 77-104 (both in HKAS); Song-ming Co., S.-K. Chen 3 (HKAS); Teng-chong Co., X.-J. Li 80-620 (HKAS); Xiong-dang Co., M. Zang 4239 (HKAS); Yi-men Co., W.-M. Zhu 64216 (HKAS).


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3. Brachythecium brotheri Paris   勃氏青藓   bo shi qing xian
Index Bryol. (ed. 2): 139. 1904. Sciuro-hypnum brotheri (Paris) Ignatov & Huttunen, Arctoa 11: 270. 2002[2003]. Type: Japan. Honshu, Pref. Aomori, Kominato, Faurie 26.
Plants rather large. Stems prostrate, sparsely or densely branched; branches simple or sparsely branched with branchlets. Stem and branch leaves similar, ovate-lanceolate or cordate-lanceolate, 1.35–1.94 mm × 0.56–0.86 mm, plicate, often twisted at apex, usually strongly decurrent at base; margins entire or sparsely serrulate near leaf apex; costae slender, ending just ca. mid-leaf to 2/3 the leaf length; median leaf cells linear, 45–80 µm × 7–9 µm, thin-walled; alar cells inflated, shortly rectangular or hexagonal, thin-walled. Autoicous or dioicous. Perichaetial leaves lanceolate, reflexed, ecostate. Setae 10–20 mm long, thick, roughened throughout; capsules inclined, ovoid to ellipsoidal; opercula shortly conic-rostrate; exostome teeth and endostome segments equal in length; cilia 2. Spores not seen.
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