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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 4: 1245. 1923. (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 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Brotherella erythrocaulis (Mitt.) M. Fleisch. (Figs. 1–12.)
Map: Brotherella erythrocaulis (Mitt.) M. Fleisch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on shady and moist stones; alt. 1800–3500 m.
Distribution: China, India, and Himalayas.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., M.-Z. Wang 86-238 (PE). Fujian: Jiang-le Co., M.-Z. Wang 48482 (PE); Ning-de Co., J. Zhu 976, 1047, 1268, 1471 (all in HSNU, PE). Guangdong: Le-chang Co., K.-C. Zhen s.n. (PE). Guangxi: Mt. Jiuwan, M.-Z. Wang 47108 (PE). Guizhou: Mt. Fanjing, X.-L. He 878 (PE). Hainan: Li-shui Co., Redfearn 36192a (MO). Jiangxi: Mt. Sanqingshan, X.-M. Shao 381 (HSNU). Sichuan: Dao-cheng Co., M.-Z. Wang 814057p (PE); Du-jiang-yan City, P.-C. Wu 25257 (PE), M.-Z. Wang 50736b, 50826 (both in PE); Lei-bo Co., Z.-T. Guan 7609 (PE); Li-xian Co., L.-N. Zhao 4 (PE); Mt. Omei, J.-X. Luo 410 (PE); Mu-chuan Co., P.-C. Chen 5756 (PE); Mu-li Co., C. Gao et al. 20633 (IFSBH, MO). Taiwan: Ilan Co., C.-C. Chuang 2071 (FH, PE, UBC). Xizang: Bo-mi Co., S.-G. Wu 1105 (HKAS, YUKU). Yunnan: Bin-chuan Co., M.-K. Cui 693A (YUKU); Bing-bian Co., M.-Z. Wang 51296 (PE); Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 7982, 10787b (both in PE); Lu-feng Co., Redfearn & S. He 1785 (MO); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn et al. 597 (MO); Yong-shan Co., X.-J. Li 4229 ((HKAS, YUKU). Zhejiang: Sui-chang Co., R.-L. Hong 1885 (HSNU, PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by relatively large plants with reddish stems, falcate and soft stem leaves.


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2. Brotherella erythrocaulis (Mitt.) Fleisch.   赤茎小锦藓   chi jing xiao jin xian
Musci Buitenzorg 4: 1245. 1923. Pylaisiadelpha erythrocaulis (Mitt.) W. R. Buck, Yushania 1(2): 12. 1984. Stereodon erythrocaulis Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 2: 97. 1859. Type: India.
Plants medium-sized to large, brownish green, in compact mats. Main stems prostrate, often reddish, ca. 5 cm long, 2 mm wide with leaves; pinnately or irregularly pinnately branched, complanate; branches equally long, 0.5–1.0 cm long. Stem leaves broadly rounded ovate, ca. 1.00 mm × 0.75 mm, widest near or at the base, clearly with arcuate acumina; margins entire below, serrulate above; leaf cells narrowly oblong to linear, 55–70 µm long; alar cells few, often 2–3, slightly inflated to enlarged, colored. Inner perichaetial leaves large, 2–3 mm long, lanceolate, long acuminate, weakly denticulate. Setae smooth, 1.0–1.5 cm long; capsules ellipsoidal to cylindrical, 1.5–2.0 mm long, inclined or slightly curved; opercula long rostrate.


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