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Published In: Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano, Nuova Serie 3: 126. 1896. (Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Brachythecium homocladum Müll. Hal. (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Brachythecium homocladum Müll. Hal. (Distribution in China)

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

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 579 (WUK); Mt. Heihuzui, Giraldi 880 (FI); Mt. Qinling, P.-C. Chen 284 (PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brachythecium homocladum was treated as a synonym of B. plumosum by Ignatov and Koponen (1996).


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16. Brachythecium homocladum Müll. Hal.   同枝青藓   tong zhi qing xian
Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 3: 126. 1896. Type: China. Shaanxi, Giraldi s.n.
Plants medium-sized to rather large, yellowish green, glossy, in large mats. Stems prostrate, 3.5–5.0 cm long, irregularly branched, with branches 2.0–2.5 cm long, julaceous, attenuate, somewhat curved at tips. Stem and branch leaves similar, imbricate when dry, spreading when moist, oblong-ovate, 1.53–2.03 mm × 0.72–1.08 mm, concave, narrowly acute or shortly acuminate at apex, slightly secund; margins entire below, minutely serrulate near apex, often incurved below mid-leaf, somewhat decurrent at base; costae stout at base, slender above, ending at 1/2 to 3/4 the leaf length; median leaf cells elongate-rhomboidal to linear, 57–60 µm × 6–8 µm, with angled ends; alar cells well differentiated, extending close to costa at leaf base, quadrate to shortly rectangular. Sporophytes not seen.
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