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Published In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, Zweite Auflage 11: 425. 1925. (Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2)) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Noguchi 1994, fig. 484, B.

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Map: Brotherella fauriei (Besch. ex Cardot) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
Habitat: on rocks, soil and tree trunks; alt. 50–1240 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: Mt. Huang, R.-L. Hu et al. 109 (HSUN, YUKU). Fujian: Jiang-le Co., Y. Jia 722 (PE), M.-Z. Wang 47757 (PE); Mt. Baiyun, J. Zhu 1882 (HSNU, PE); Mt. Hou, J. Zhu 228 (HSNU, PE); Mt. Naluo, J. Zhu 1621 (HSNU, PE); Mt. Zhiti, J. Zhu 1360 (HSNU, PE); Ning-de Co., J. Zhu 1422 (HSNU, PE); San-ming City, D.-K. Li 01498 (YUKU); Yong-chun Co., D.-K. Li 10616 (PE). Guangdong: Shen-zhen City, Shenzhen Exped. Team 2536 (PE). Guangxi: Rong-shui Co., X.-L. He H00105b (PE). Guizhou: Gui-yang City, F. Song 6 (PE); Jiang-kou Co., B. C. Tan 91-931, 91-1171 (both in FH); Sui-yang Co., C. Gao & J.-Y. Feng 0033152 (IFSBH, MO). Hainan: Mt. Bawangling, Reese 17615, 17650 (both in MO). Heilongjiang: Xiao Xing An Ling (Lesser Khingan Mt.), C. Gao 245 (MO). Jiangsu: Yi-xing Co., P.-C. Wu & Y.-X. Jin 2234, 2153, 2184, 2185 (all in MO, PE). Jiangxi: Mt. Lushan, P.-C. Chen et al. 278 (PE), S.-L. Wang X-0023 (PE); Zi-xi Co., M.-C. Ji 12735 (JXAN). Liaoning: Kuan-dian Co., T. Cao & S.-Z. Wang 38112, 38142 (both in MO); Heng-ren Co., G.-C. Zhang & E.-Z. Bai 38258 (MO). Sichuan: Du-jiang-yan City, P.-C. Wu 25176 (PE), M.-Z. Wang 49842, 49910, 50379a, 50786, 51069 (all in PE), Y. Jia 00991 (PE); Ma-er-kang Co., P.-X. Li 46 (PE). Taiwan: Miao-li Co., Shevock 14341 (CAS, MO). Yunnan: Bing-bian Co., W.-M. Zhu 408 (YUKU); Da-guan Co., X.-J. Li 116 (HKAS, YUKU); Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 9799a, 9766a (both in PE); Jin-ping Co., Exped. Team 6 (PE); Jing-dong Co., J.-K. Zhang et al. 861 (YUKU); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn & Y.-G. Su 926 (MO). Zhejiang: Long-quan Co., P.-C. Wu 114a, 288, 315, 333, 509 (all in PE): Mt. Western Tianmu, P.-C. Wu 8067 (PE); Mt. Wuyanling, R.-L. Zhu 149 (HSNU, PE), R.-L. Hong 1882 (HSNU, PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is very close to Brotherella henonii, but the latter has more robust plants, and larger and erect stem leaves.


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4. Brotherella fauriei (Besch. ex Card.) Broth.   小锦藓   xiao jin xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2) 11: 425. 1925. Pylaisiadelpha fauriei (Besch. ex Card.) W. R. Buck, Yushania 1(2): 12. 1984. Acanthocladium fauriei Besch. ex Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève ser. 2, 4: 382. 1912. Type: Japan.
Brotherella kirishimensis Sak., J. Jap. Bot. 24: 134. f. 2. 1949.
Plants small, in compact mats. Main stems and secondary stems reddish, complanate, elongate and creeping, irregularly branched, ca. 1.0 cm long, ca. 1 mm wide. Stem leaves erect, slightly falcate, ovate-lanceolate, wider at base, gradually long acuminate, 1.00–1.25 mm long, slightly concave; serrulate near apex; branch leaves erect at apex, denticulate at upper margins; leaf cells linear, 55–100 mm long; alar region consisting of one row of inflated cells. Inner perichaetial leaves narrowly lanceolate, plicate, gradually constricted into a long acuminate, serrate apex; cells papillose. Setae elongate, 2.0–2.5 cm long; capsules oblong-ovoid to cylindrical, slightly arcuate, ca. 2 mm long; opercula shortly rostrate.


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