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Published In: Commentario della Società Crittogamologica Italiana 2(3): 285–286. 1867. (Comment. Soc. Crittog. Ital.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: R.-L. Hu & Y.-F. Wang (eds.) 2005 (Pl. 46, figs. 14–23).

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Map: Brachythecium rotaeanum De Not. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on tree trunks and rocks; alt. unknown.
Distribution: China, Japan, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/31/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Guizhou: Sui-yang Co., C. Gao 33282 (IFSBH); Mt. Leigong, S.-Z. Jiang 10353, 10723Hunan: Mt. Hengshan, T. Cao 21963 (IFSBH). Jilin: Mt. Changbai, C. Gao 1174 (IFSBH). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., L. Qiu 1613 (WUK); Zhou-zhi Co., L.-M. Li 1120, 1364, 1452, 1576 (all in WUK). Sichuan: Mt. Erlang, C. Gao 18460 (IFSBH); Mu-li Co., C. Gao 20043 (IFSBH); Wo-long Co., T. Cao 43105 (IFSBH). Yunnan: Fu-gong Co., J.-X. Xu 625 (HKAS); Gong-shan Co., A.-L. Zhang 40c (HKAS); Li-jiang Co., M. Zang 1579 (HKAS); Yuan-yang Co., M. Zang 828 (HKAS). Zhejiang: Mt. Fengyang, X. Zhang 92273 (HSNU). (both in GNUB).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/31/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brachythecium rotaeanumwas treated as a synonym of B. salebrosum (F. Weber & D. Mohr) Schimp. by Ignatov and Koponen (1996).


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34. Brachythecium rotaeanumDe Not.   长叶青藓   chang ye qing xian
Comment. Soc. Crittog. Ital. 2: 285. 1867. Chamberlainia rotaeana (De Not.) H. Rob., Bryologist 65: 105. 1962[1963]. Type: Italy.
Plants medium-sized, yellowish green, glossy, in loose or dense mats. Stems prostrate, regularly pinnately branched; branches ca. 0.5 cm long. Stem leaves broadly ovate to oblong-ovate, 1.65–2.12 mm × 0.80–0.91 mm, concave, bi-plicate, rather abruptly narrowed to a slender, twisted apex, reflexed, slightly decurrent at base; margins entire; costae slender, ca. 1/2 the leaf length; median leaf cells linear, 55–67 µm × 6–8 µm, with angled ends, thin-walled; alar cells rounded-quadrate to rounded-hexagonal, somewhat thick-walled, in a large group, extending close to costa at leaf base; branch leaves ovate-lanceolate, 1.02–1.71 mm × 0.38–0.61 mm. Sporophytes not seen.


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