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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 15: 27. 19 f. 11–18. 1955. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Brachythecium pendulum Takaki (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Brachythecium pendulum Takaki (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks and rotten wood; alt. 2700–2750 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: She-xian Co., W.-F. Zheng 1736 (HSNU). Fujian: Mt. Daiyun, P.-Z. Zheng 723 (PE). Guangxi: Tian-lin Co., Exped. Team 2638 (IBSC). Hebei: Zhangjiakou City, Q.-W. Wang 1996 (PE). Hunan: Liu-yang Co., Exped. Team 545 (IBSC). Jiangxi: Mt. Sanqing, X.-M. Zhao 500 (HSNU). Sichuan: Ma-er-kang Co., S. He 31087 (MO, PE); Mt. Omei, C. Gao 19634 (IFSBH). Zhejiang: Kai-hua Co., C.-Y. Tian 694, 697 (both in HSNU).



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21. Brachythecium pendulum Takaki   悬垂青藓   xuan chui qing xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 15: 27. 1955. Type: Japan. Honshu, Pref. Okayama, Takaki 16288.
Plants rather large, glossy, in loose mats. Stems elongate, to ca. 6 cm long, pendulous, irregularly or subpinnately branched, sparsely foliate, with short branches, rarely continuously branched, attenuate at tips. Stem leaves small, triangular-lanceolate, 0.57–1.40 mm × 0.36–0.45 mm, not plicate or concave, slenderly acuminate at apex, slightly decurrent at base; margins nearly serrulate throughout; costae weak, slender, ending at mid-leaf; median leaf cells linear, 58–90 µm × 5–7 µm, with angled ends, thin-walled; alar cells few, shortly rectangular, 30–35 µm × 10–13 µm; branch leaves distinctly larger than stem leaves, oblong-ovate or elliptical, 1.71–2.21 mm × 0.45–0.72 mm, rather abruptly narrowed to a shortly acuminate apex, clearly concave; margins often incurved in the middle; costae ending at 2/3 the leaf length. Sporophytes not seen.
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