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Published In: Bryologia Europaea 6: 15. 542 (fasc. 52–56 Mon. 11. 8). 1853. (Bryol. Eur.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Brachythecium glaciale Schimp. (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Brachythecium glaciale Schimp. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: often on rocks in high and cold mountains; alt. 1000–3400 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Europe, and North America.


Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: He-shan Co., K.-H. Cai 2424 (HKAS); She-xian Co., W.-F. Zheng 933, 1113, 1591 (all in HSNU). Guizhou: Mt. Leigong, S.-Z. Jiang 10385 (GNUB). Heilongjiang: Ning-an Co., X.-L. Zhu 242 (IFSBH). Shaanxi: Mt. Qinling, P.-C. Chen 888 (PE). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, S.-E. Liu 12522 (IFSBH). Xinjiang: Nileke Co., J.-C. Zhao 953268 (MO). Xizang: Zhun-ba, M. Zang 1006, 1226 (both in HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brachythecium glaciale is similar to B. oedipodium (Mitt.) A. Jaeger, but the latter species has more strongly serrate leaf margins, longer costae (4/5 vs. 1/2 the leaf length), and shorter median leaf cells (37–60 µm vs. 62–85 µm long).


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12. Brachythecium glaciale Schimp. in B.S.G.   冰川青藓   bing chuan qing xian
Bryol. Eur. 6: 15. pl. 542. 1853. Hypnum glaciale (Schimp.) Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 80. 1859. Eurhynchium glaciale (Schimp.) Kindb., Canad. Rec. Sci. 6: 23. 1894. Type: Europe.
Plants rather stout, in dense mats. Stems prostrate, 4–6 cm long, irregularly branched, with branches julaceous, blunt at tips. Stem and branch leaves similar, appressed, closely imbricate when dry, slightly erect-spreading when moist, shortly ovate-lanceolate, 1.44–1.89 mm × 0.57–0.92 mm, concave, slightly or not plicate, rather shortly, abruptly acuminate at apex, often cordate, constricted at base; margins nearly serrulate throughout; costae ending at mid-leaf; median leaf cells elongate-rhomboidal, 62–85 µm × 6–8 µm; basal cells elongate-rhombic; alar cells quadrate or shortly rectangular, not particularly thick-walled. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves erect. Setae papillose; capsules curved, ovoid or ellipsoidal; opercula conic; cilia present, nodulose. Spores not seen.


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