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Published In: Bericht über die Thätigkeit der St. Gallischen Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft 1876–77: 341 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 2: 409). 1878. (Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Brachythecium procumbens (Mitt.) A. Jaeger (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Brachythecium procumbens (Mitt.) A. Jaeger (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on calcareous rocks; alt. unknown.
Distribution: China, Japan, Korea, India, and Nepal.


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Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: She-xian Co., W.-F. Zheng 551 (HSNU). Jiangxi: Mt. Lushan, P.-J. Lin 322 (IBSC); Mt. Sanqing, X.-M. Zhao 550, 1264 (both in HSNU). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 944 (WUK); Zhou-zhi Co., L.-M. Li 1181 (WUK). Xinjiang: He-cheng Co., R.-L. Hu 93221 (HSNU). Xizang: Mi-lin Co., Xizang Team 7443 (PE). Yunnan: Dulongjiang, M. Zang 3530 (HKAS); Gong-shan Co., M. Zang 211 (HKAS); Jiang-chuan Co., B.-Y. Qiu 12 (HKAS); Lu-nan Co., X.-J. Li 3031, S.-Y. Zeng 22072 (both in HKAS).


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29. Brachythecium procumbens (Mitt.) A. Jaeger   匐枝青藓   pu zhi qing xian
Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–77: 341. 1878. Hypnum procumbens Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 70. 1859. Type: India.
Plants medium-sized, slender, yellowish green, slightly glossy, in dense mats. Stems prostrate, curved, irregularly branched; branches simple or further branched, julaceous, densely foliate. Stem leaves imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, broadly ovate, 1.5–1.7 mm × 0.6–0.7 mm, concave, plicate, abruptly, shortly acuminate at apex; margins entire below, serrulate above; costae ca. 2/3–3/4 the leaf length; median leaf cells rhomboidal to elongate-rhomboidal, 45–65 µm × 6–8 µm; basal cells lax; alar cells inflated, quadrate or shortly rectangular; branch leaves ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 1.3–1.6 mm × 0.5–0.6 mm, shortly acuminate at apex, somewhat decurrent at base; margins serrulate above; costae ca. 1/2 the leaf length. Dioicous. Sporophytes on main stems. Perichaetial leaves lanceolate, erect, reflexed above. Setae ca. 20 mm long, twisted, smooth; capsules inclined, elongate-ovoid, curved; opercula shortly conic-rostrate; peristome not seen. Spores not seen.
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