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Published In: Bulletin de la Société Botanique de Genève, Sér. 2 3(8): 290. 1911. (Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Brachythecium piligerum Cardot (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Brachythecium piligerum Cardot (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks, rocks, and soil; alt. 1200–3600 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: He-shan Co., K.-H. Cai 1077, 2287 (both in HSNU); Mt. Huangshan, Z.-H. Li 129 (IBSC); She-xian Co., W.-F. Zheng 935, 1476, 1826 (all in HSNU). Fujian: Mt. Wuyi, D.-K. Li 9221, 9462, 11249 (all in SHM). Guangxi: Tian-lin Co., Exped. Team 2367 (IBSC). Heilongjiang: Dailing, C. Gao 10 (IFSBH). Jilin: An-tu Co., C. Gao 1353 (IFSBH); Mt. Changbai, C. Gao 1174, 1268 (both in IFSBH); Tumenling, C. Gao 1799 (IFSBH); Yan-ji Co., C. Gao 8565 (IFSBH). Jiangsu: Suzhou City, D.-K. Li 18744 (SHM); Wu Co., D.-K. Li 6833 (SHM). Jiangxi: Mt. Jingang, C.-H. Gao 25327, D.-K. Li 16634 (both in SHM); Mt. Lushan, D.-K. Li 16960 (SHM). Liaoning: An-shan Co., Y.-L. Zhou 2495 (IFSBH); Kuan-dian Co., C. Gao 8510 (IFSBH); Shenyang City, C. Gao 4 (IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Genhe, C. Gao 724 (IFSBH); Mt. Daqing, Z.-G. Tong 1376 (PE). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 624, 2097, 2131 (all in WUK); Ning-shan Co., M.-X. Zhang 3346 (WUK); Zhou-zhi Co., L.-M. Li 1109, 1306, 1407 (all in WUK). Sichuan: Hong-yuan Co., Redfearn 35173a (MO). Xizang: Cuo-na Co., Exped. Team 7944, 7957 (both in HKAS); Jiayu, M. Zang 925 (HKAS); Lang Co., M. Zang 1667, 1755 (both in HKAS); Palihuoshan, M. Zang 639 (HKAS); San-an Co., M. Zang 1438, 1602, 1629 (all in HKAS); Ya-dong Co., M. Zang 214 (HKAS); Zhunba, M. Zang 1214, 1256, 1261 (all in HKAS). Yunnan: Bao-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 811775c (PE); Da-li Co., Croat 77376 (MO); Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 9769 (PE); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn et al. 740b (MO). Zhejiang: Mt. Fengyang, X. Zhang 94157 (HSNU); Mt. Tianmu, R.-L. Hu 18b (HSNU).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brachythecium piligerum is characterized by its clearly heteromorphous stem and branch leaves with rather abruptly short-acuminate leaf apices and its linear median leaf cells with angled ends.


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24. Brachythecium piligerum Cardot   毛尖青藓   mao jian qing xian
Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 3: 240. 1911. Type: Japan. Honshu, Pref. Iwate, Faurie 3244.
Plants medium-sized, yellowish green, in dense mats. Stems prostrate, to ca. 3.5 cm long, irregularly branched, densely foliate, with erect or ascending branches. Stem leaves appressed when dry, spreading when moist, oblong-ovate-lanceolate, 1.64–1.98 mm × 0.70–0.77 mm, concave, slightly plicate, shortly slenderly acuminate at apex; margins entire; costae ending ca. 2/3 the leaf length; median leaf cells linear, 45–70 µm × 7–8 µm, with angled ends; alar cells moderately differentiated, quadrate or shortly rectangular, thin-walled; branch leaves elliptical-lanceolate, 1.23–1.31 mm × 0.33–0.39 mm, gradually or rather abruptly acuminate at apex; margins entire below, serrulate above. Dioicous. Setae ca. 12 mm long, smooth; capsules ellipsoidal, curved, inclined, necks not distinctly developed; peristome not seen. Spores not seen.


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