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Published In: Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano, Nuova Serie 4: 270. 1897. (Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Brachythecium thraustum Müll. Hal. (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Brachythecium thraustum Müll. Hal. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on soil and rocks in forests; alt. unknown.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., X.-Y. Hu H0710 (PE). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 352, 436, 609, 776 (all in WUK); Mt. Laoyu, Giraldi 1959 (FI); Zhou-zhi Co., L.-M. Li 1492 (WUK).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brachythecium thraustum was treated as a synonym of B. buchananii by Ignatov and Koponen (1996).


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38. Brachythecium thraustum Müll. Hal.   脆枝青藓   cui zhi qing xian
Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 4: 270. 1897. Type: China. Shaanxi, March 1896, Giraldi s.n.
Plants medium-sized, soft, slender, green or yellowish green, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, to 3–4 cm long, regularly pinnately branched, densely foliate; branches blunt at apex. Stem leaves broadly ovate-lanceolate, 1.29–1.85 mm × 0.51–0.90 mm, irregularly plicate, gradually or rather abruptly narrowed to a slender apex; margins entire below, serrulate above; costae reaching 2/3–3/4 the leaf leangth; median leaf cells linear, 45–67 µm × 6–7 µm, with rounded ends; basal cells shorter; alar cells differentiated, quadrate, shortly rectangular or hexagonal, extending close to costa at leaf base, thin-walled; branch leaves narrowly ovate-lanceolate, 1.31–1.47 mm × 0.41–0.46 mm; margins serrulate above; costae slender, ending in leaf acumen. Sporophytes not seen.


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