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

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Illustrations: Gangulee 1980, fig. 971.

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Map: Brotherella falcata (Dozy & Molk.) M. Fleisch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
Habitat: on branches or on stones; alt. 1000–2800 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Borneo.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Jiang-le Co., M.-Z. Wang 48821 (PE). Guangdong: Ren-hwa Co., W.-T. Tsang 26106 (MO). Guangxi: Mt. Jiuwan, X.-L. He 454a (PE), M.-Z. Wang 46051, 46654, 46829, 46834 (all in PE), Y. Jia 00141, 00398, 00399 (all in PE). Guizhou: Gui-yang City, Guiyang Normal College 136 (PE); Jiang-kou Co., P.-C. Wu 23758 (PE); Lei-shan Co., B. C. Tan-91-737 (FH, PE). Hainan: Le-dong Co., P.-C. Wu 24266, 24527 (both in PE); Mt. Jianfengling, P.-C. Chen et al. 424a (PE). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, J.-X. Luo 632 (PE). Taiwan: Mt. Ali, X.-H. Tang 165919 (PE); Tai-chung Co., S.-H. Lin s.n. [Bryophytes of Taiwan Exsiccatae Ser. 4, No. 156 (MO)]. Xizang: Mo-tou Co., Y.-G. Su 1117 (HKAS, YUKU). Yunnan: Jing-dong Co., J.-X. Zhang et al. 775-2, 811-1 (both in YUKU); Kunming City, Redfearn et al. 1960 (MO); Li-jiang Co., Mt. Yu-long-shan, R.-L. Hu & Z.-L. Liu 163 (MO); Ping-bian Co., M.-Z. Wang 51348 (PE); Yong-shan Co., X.-J. Li 4244 (HKAS, YUKU).

Notes     (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
general taxon notes:
Brotherella falcata is often epiphytic, growing on branches or pendent from branches. It is the largest species of Brotherella in China.


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3. Brotherella falcata(Dozy & Molk.) Fleisch.  弯叶小锦藓   wan ye xiao jin xian
Nova Guinea 12 (2): 120. 1914. Pylaisiadelpha falcata (Dozy & Molk.) W. R. Buck, Yushania 1(2): 12. 1984. Leskea falcata Dozy & Molk., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3, 2: 310. 1844. Type: Indonesia.
Rhaphidostegium molkenboerianum (C. Müll.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–77: 401. 1878, nom. illeg. Hypnum molkenboerianum C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 2: 317. 1851.
Sematophyllum extensum Card., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 192(1): 134. f. 25. 1905.
Plants large, in loose mats, often pendent on tree branches. Main stems elongate, creeping, up to 5 cm long, subpinnately branched; branches short or long, somewhat complanate or not complanate. Stem leaves large, erect to appressed, oblong-lanceolate, strongly concave, plicate when dry, constricted into a long acuminate apex; margins entire or denticulate at apex; branch leaves narrower than stem leaves, with a longer acuminate acumen, entire or denticulate from middle to apex; leaf cells elongated fusiform to linear, 110–135 mm long; alar region often consisting of two rows of inflated, colored cells. Inner perichaetial leaves smaller or slightly larger than vegetative leaves, 2.0–2.25 mm long, gradually constricted into a narrow and long piliform apex, denticulate above. Setae elongate, smooth, up to 2 cm long; capsules ellipsoidal to cylindrical, less than 2 mm long; exothecial cells rectangular, vertical walls thinner or thicker; opercula long rostrate.


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