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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 2: 630. 120. 1904. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Breutelia arundinifolia (Duby) M. Fleisch. (Figs. 7–11.)
Map: Breutelia arundinifolia (Duby) M. Fleisch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)


Habitat: on tree trunks; alt. 1800–2750 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Guangdong: Bei-jiang Co., L.-T. Wu 70368 (HKAS). Guizhou: Jiang-kou Co., C. Gao 32408, 33958 (both in IFSBH). Taiwan: Hsin-chu Co., Shevock 18211 (CAS, MO); Hua-lien Co., C.-I. Peng 83-80, 84-47 (both in MO); Ping-tung Co., M.-J. Lai 9881 (MO); Tai-chung Co., Nakamura 21831 (HKAS); Tai-tung Co., M.-J. Lai 9541 (MO); Tao-yuan Co., M.-J. Lai 5615 (MO). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 10669 (PE).


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1. Breutelia arundinifolia (Duby) Fleisch.   大热泽藓   da re ze xian
Musci Buitenzorg 2: 630. f. 120. 1904. Hypnum arundinifolium Duby in Morittzi, Syst. Verz. 131. 1846. Type: Indonesia.
Plants robust, yellowish green, glossy, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple or multi-branched, up to 20 cm high, 1.2 cm wide with leaves, usually radiculose throughout; stems and branches angled in cross section, central strand present. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, ca. 8 mm × 1.5 mm, squarrose, longitudinally plicate, narrowed, auriculate at base; margins serrate to spinulose at apex; apical leaf cells linear; median cells linear-rectangular, 40–60 µm × 4–5 µm, thick-walled, dorsally papillose; marginal cells enlarged, hyaline at sheathing base, 45–65 µm × 30–35 µm, thin-walled; alar cells well developed. Dioicous. Setae ca. 3–5 cm long; capsules ovoid, ca. 5 mm × 3 mm, horizontal or pendulous, strongly furrowed when dry; peristome double. Spores 15–25 µm in diameter, papillose.


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