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Published In: Nova Guinea 12(2): 120. 1914. (Nova Guinea) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Brotherella curvirostris (Schwägr.) M. Fleisch. (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Brotherella curvirostris (Schwägr.) M. Fleisch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on rocks or tree trunks; alt. 1500–3200 m.
Distribution: China, Himalayas, India, Kampuchea, Laos, and Vietnam.


Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:


Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Dao-cheng Co., S. He 31812 (MO); Ma-er-kang Co., P.-X. Li 46 (PE); She-hong Co., Z.-T. Guan 6872 (PE); Wen-chuan Co., J.-X. Luo 3321 (H, PE); Ya-jiang Co., S. He 31899 (MO). Xizang: Cha-yu Co., M.-Z. Wang 8385 (PE); Mt. Zhumulangma, X.-G. Wang 56 (PE). Yunnan: Bing-bian Co., M.-Z. Wang 51297 (PE); Gong-shan Co., Q.-W. Wang 6473, 7210 (both in PE); Lu-quan Co., W.-M. Zhu 64085 (YUKU); Ning-lang Co., Z.-T. Liu 6048-3a (FH, PE); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn et al. 573, 615a (both in MO); Zhong-dian Co., Sichaun Zhi-bei Team 4443g (PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
The species is characterized by the pinnately branched stems and strongly falcate leaves.


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1. Brotherella curvirostris (Schwaegr.) Fleisch.  曲叶小锦藓   qu ye xiao jin xian
Nova Guinea 12 (2): 120. 1914. Pylaisiadelpha curvirostris (Schwaegr.) W. R. Buck, Yushania 1(2): 11. 1984. Neckera curvirostris Schwaegr., Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 3(1): 230b. 1828. Type: Nepal.
Pylaisiadelpha perpinnata (Broth.) W. R. Buck, Yushania 1(2): 13. 1984. Brotherella perpinnata (Broth.) Fleisch., Nova Guinea 12 (2): 120. 1914. Stereodon perpinnatus Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 1068. f. 764. 1908.
Pylaisiadelpha himalayana (P.-C. Chen) S.-H. Lin, Brotherella himalayana P.-C. Chen, Zhumulangma Feng Diqu Kexue Kaocha Baogao 233. 1962. Type: China. Xizang, Xizang Exped. Team 56 (holotype PE).
Plants medium-sized to large, in compact mats. Main stems prostrate, up to 5 cm long, ca. 2 mm wide with leaves, pinnately or subpinnately branched, complanate; branches equal in length, 0.5–1.0 cm long. Stem leaves broadly rounded ovate, ca. 1.00 mm × 0.75 mm, widest at the base, strongly arcuate at apex; branch leaves ovate-lanceolate, more than 1 mm long, ca. 0.5 mm wide, gradually long acuminate, falcate; margins entire below, remotely serrulate above; leaf cells narrowly oblong to linear, 55–70 mm long; alar cells few, slightly inflated to enlarged, colored. Inner perichaetial leaves large, ca. 2–3 mm long, lanceolate, long acuminate, sometimes secund above, crenulate from the middle, distinctly serrate at apex. Setae smooth, 1.0–2.5 cm long; capsules ellipsoidal to cylindrical, 1–2 mm long, slightly asymmetric; opercula conic, long rostrate; peristome double; outer surface of the exostome teeth cross-striate below, inner surface trabeculate; endostome segments longer than the exostome teeth, somewhat papillose.


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