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Published In: Bulletin de la Société Botanique de Genève, Sér. 2 4: 379. 1912. (Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Bryhnia brachycladula Cardot (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Bryhnia brachycladula Cardot (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)

Habitat: on rocks and soil walls; alt. unknown.

Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: He-shan Co., K.-H. Cai 1555 (HSNU); Mt. Huangshan, P.-J. Lin 77 (IBSC). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 597, 914 (both in WUK); Hu Co., Z.-P. Wei 4291, 4456, M. Wang 365 (all in WUK); Zhou-zhi Co., L.-M. Li 1586 (WUK). Xizang: Kamen River, K.-Y. Lang 1137 (PE). Yunnan: Fu-gong Co., M.-Z. Wang 6909 (PE); Gong-shan Co., M. Zang 143 (HKAS); Kunming City, W.-X. Xu 6410 (HSNU).


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1. Bryhnia brachycladula Cardot   短枝燕尾藓   duan zhi yan wei xian
Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 4: 379. 1912. Type: Japan. Honshu, Pref. Nagano, Faurie 109.
Plants medium-sized to rather large, yellowish green, somewhat glossy. Stems elongate, prostrate, to ca. 6(–8) cm long, irregularly branched; branches usually simple, julaceous, with few branchlets. Stem and branch leaves more or less similar, broadly ovate, 1.22–1.31 mm × 0.72–0.92 mm, concave, sometimes plicate, acute or shortly apiculate at apex, weakly to barely decurrent at base; margins entire below, serrulate above; costae stout, ending well above mid-leaf, smooth at tips; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 47–58 µm × 6–9 µm, with rounded ends, thin-walled, often prorate; upper cells shorter, broader; alar cells distinctly differentiated, inflated, rounded-hexagonal or elliptical, slightly thick-walled, not porose. Perichaetial leaves lanceolate, ecostate. Setae brownish, papillose; opercula conic. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores not seen.
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