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Published In: Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 7, 17: 375. 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 moriense Besch. (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Brachythecium moriense Besch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)


Habitat: often on rocks and sometimes on soil; alt. unknown.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hebei: Mt. Xiling, Q.-W. Wang 1545 (PE). Jiangxi: Mt. Lushan, Exped. Team 45 (WUK). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 378, 762, 2113 (all in WUK); Ning-shan Co., M.-X. Zhang 3997 (WUK); Zhou-zhi Co., L.-M. Li 1286 (WUK). Xizang: Zhunba, M. Zang 1267b (WUK). Yunnan: An-ning Co., X.-J. Li 81-95 (HKAS); Dulongjiang, M. Zang 3687, 4251, D.-C. Zhang 4473a (all in HKAS); Fu-gong Co., L.-S. Wang 82-901 (HKAS); Kunming City, M. Zang 1063, 37732 (both in HKAS); Li-jiang Co., X.-J. Li 81-722 (HKAS); Shangri-la Co., X.-J. Li 81-79b (HKAS); Song-ming Co., M. Zang 37404 (HKAS); Teng-chong Co., X.-J. Li 80-319, 80-359a, 80-370a (all in HKAS); Yong-ping Co., J.-K. Yang 81-29, 81-46, 81-59 (all in HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brachythecium moriense is characterized by its soft plants with elongate branches and its plane, not plicate leaves with abruptly, slenderly acuminate leaf apices.


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18. Brachythecium moriense Besch.   柔叶青藓   rou ye qing xian
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 7, 17: 375. 1893. Type: Japan. Hokkaido, Prov. Oshima, Faurie 3510.
Plants medium-sized, rather elongate, soft, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, 4–5 cm long, irregularly pinnately branched, with unequal, elongate branches, to 2 cm long. Stem leaves appressed when dry, spreading when moist, ovate to rounded-triangular, 1.5–1.8 mm × 0.66–0.86 mm, abruptly narrowed to a slender, piliferous apex, not plicate, sometimes concave; margins entire below, bluntly dentate above; costae reaching ca. mid-leaf; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal to linear, 55–80 µm × 7–10 µm, with rounded ends, thin-walled; alar cells distinctly developed, extending close to costa at leaf base, quadrate or shortly rectangular; branch leaves ovate-lanceolate, narrower, smaller than stem leaves, 1.31–1.67 mm × 0.36–0.68 mm, slightly concave; costae ending at or slightly beyond mid-leaf. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves lanceolate, ca. 2.0 mm long. Setae ca. 10–15 mm long, smooth; capsules inclined, ovoid to ellipsoidal; peristome not seen. Spores not seen.
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