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Published In: Revue Bryologique 31: 63. 1904[1904]. (Rev. Bryol.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Illustrations: Brachythecium pulchellum Broth. & Paris (Figs. 1–13.)
Map: Brachythecium pulchellum Broth. & Paris (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Habitat: on tree trunks and rocks; alt. 50–4100 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Chinese specimens examined: Guizhou: Guiyang City, T. Cao 41868 (IFSBH); Jiang-kou Co., C. Gao 32120 (IFSBH); Sui-yang Co., C. Gao 33399 (IFSBH). Hebei: Badaling, Key 2 (MO). Heilongjiang: Xiao Xing An Ling (Mt.), C. Gao 388 (IFSBH). Hubei: Li-chuan Co., 1980 Sino-Amer. Exped. Team 1984c (MO); Mt. Shennongjia, G.-C. Zhang 34021 (IFSBH). Hunan: Mt. Wugang, T. Cao 42419 (IFSBH); Zhangjiajie City, T. Cao 42785 (IFSBH). Jiangsu: Yi-xing Co., P.-C. Wu & Y.-X. Jin 2010 (MO). Jilin: An-tu Co., Koponen 37074 (PE); Mt. Changbai, T. Cao 41972 (IFSBH), C. Gao 22143 (IFSBH, MO). Liaoning: Ben-xi Co., C. Gao 1342 (IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Ke-you-qian Qi (Co.), X.-L. Bai 1403, 2005 (both HIMC). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 1863 (WUK); Ning-shan Co., M.-X. Zhang 3156 (WUK); Zhou-zhi Co., L.-M. Li 1169 (WUK). Shandong: Rong-cheng Co., L.-M. Li 1097, 1099 (both in WUK). Sichuan: Barkam Co., Redfearn 35006 (MO); Hei-shui Co., Redfearn 35501 (MO); Mao-wen Co., Redfearn 35545 (MO); Nan-ping Co., Allen 7235 (MO); Wen-chuan Co., Allen 6734 (MO); Wo-long Co., T. Cao 43093 (IFSBH). Yunnan: An-ning Co., Redfearn 34333 (MO); Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 11554b (PE); Jing-hong Co., Magill et al. 7744 (MO); Kunming City, Redfearn et al. 2222 (MO); Li-jiang Co., X.-J. Li 850139 (HKAS); Meng-hai Co., J.-X. Luo 86350 (MO); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn et al. 467 (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brachythecium pulchellum is characterized by its small, delicate plants, its asymmetric, narrowly ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate leaves, and its vermicular median leaf cells.

 

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31. Brachythecium pulchellum Broth. & Paris   青藓   qing xian
Rev. Bryol. 31: 63. 1904. Sciuro-hypnum pulchellum (Broth. & Paris) Ochyra & Żarnowiec, Biodiv. Poland 3: 175. 2003. Type: Japan. Kyushu, Pref. Kumamoto, Faurie 1313.
Brachythecium rhynchostegielloides Cardot, Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 3: 292. 1911.
 
Plants rather small, glossy. Stems prostrate, to only ca. 2.0 cm long, sparsely regularly branched, with simple branches, ca. 0.5 cm long, densely foliate. Stem leaves lanceolate or narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 1.3–1.7 mm × 0.40–0.45 mm, concave, plicate, often curved, asymmetric, slenderly long acuminate toward apex; margins serrulate below mid-leaf, nearly entire above, nearly truncate or slightly decurrent at base; costae reaching ca. mid-leaf; median leaf cells linear-vermicular, 40–60 µm × 5–6 µm, with rounded ends, thin-walled; alar cells distinctly differentiated, shortly rectangular or hexagonal, often extending close to costa at leaf base; branch leaves lanceolate, somewhat asymmetric, gradually long acuminate, constricted at base; costae ending beyond mid-leaf. Dioicous? Perichaetial leaves lanceolate, ca. 1.0 mm long, ecostate. Setae ca. 15–20 mm long, smooth; capsules inclined, ellipsoidal; peristome not seen. Spores not seen.
 
 
 


 

 
 
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