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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 7, 17: 373. 1893. (Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 7,) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Brachythecium kuroishicum Besch. (Figs. 1–12.)
Map: Brachythecium kuroishicum Besch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: often on rocks, soil, and tree trunks; alt. 1000–4040 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.


Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:


Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Jiang-le Co., M.-Z. Wang 47614 (PE). Guizhou: Mt. Fanjing, L. Zhang 167 (HKAS). Hubei: Mt. Shennongjia, 1980 Sino-Amer. Exped. Team 1381a (MO). Nei Mongol: Ning-cheng Co., X.-L. Bai 2236 (HIMC). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 798, 2746 (both in WUK). Sichuan: A-ba Co., S. He 30986 (MO); Hong-yuan Co., S. He 30898 (MO); Ma-er-kang Co., S. He 31184 (MO); Mt. Omei, J.-X. Luo 451 (PE); Nan-ping Co., S. He 30102 (MO); Ruo-er-gai Co., S. He 30606a (MO); Song-pan Co., S. He 30564 (MO); Ya-jiang Co., S. He 31998 (MO). Yunnan: Fu-gong Co., L.-S. Wang 932 (HKAS); Ge-jiu Co., X.-J. Li 4715 (HKAS); Gong-shan Co., A.-L. Zhang 14 (HKAS); Jing-hong Co., Redfearn 34031 (MO); Kunming City, T. Cao 21277 (IFSBH), M. Zang 4, L.-S. Wang 80-8500 (both in HKAS); Li-jiang Co., M. Zang 1600 (HKAS); Lu-xi Co., X.-Y. Jia 910106 (HKAS); Meng-hai Co., W.-X. Xu 6448 (MO); Meng-la Co., P.-C. Wu 21764 (MO); Wei-xi Co., M.-Z. Wang 5055a (PE), J.-X. Xu 327, D.-C. Zhang 741 (both in HKAS); Xishuangbanna, X.-J. Li 3179 (HKAS); Yuan-yang Co., M. Zang 4726 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brachythecium kuroishicum is characterized by its elongate, slender stems, its cygneous stem leaf apices, and its nearly entire leaf margins.


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17. Brachythecium kuroishicum Besch.   皱叶青藓   zou ye qing xian
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 7, 17: 373. 1893. Hypnum kuroishicum (Besch.) Broth., Hedwigia 38: 238. 1899. Type: Japan. Hokkaido, Prov. Shiribeshi, Faurie 99.
Brachythecium buchananii var. gracillimum Dixon, Rev. Bryol., n.s., 4: 156. 1931[1932].
Plants slender, yellowish green to bright green, in loose mats. Stems elongate, prostrate, 5–7 cm long, irregularly branched, densely foliate, with julaceous branches. Stem leaves imbricate, triangular, 1.08–1.67 mm × 0.60–0.78 mm, concave, plicate, abruptly narrowed, cygneous at apex, cordate, slightly decurrent at base; margins nearly entire; costae ending at mid-leaf; median leaf cells elongate-rhomboidal or nearly linear, 45–60 µm × 6–8 µm, with rounded ends, thin-walled; basal cells quadrate or shortly rectangular; alar regions wide; branch leaves ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, slenderly acuminate at apex, erect or slightly secund. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves lanceolate, ecostate. Setae ca. 8–10 mm long, smooth; capsules nearly erect or slightly inclined, elongate-ovoid to shortly cylindrical, necks distinctly developed; opercula conic; peristome double; endostome segments as long as exostome teeth, perforate; cilia short. Spores not seen.


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