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Published In: A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants, Fourth Edition 3: 824. 1801. (Syst. Arr. Brit. Pl. (ed. 4)) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 21, figs. 13–19).

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Map: Bryum alpinum Huds. ex With. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Habitat: on soil or tree trunks; alt. 1600–5100 m.
Distribution: China, Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Liaoning: Be-xi Co., C. Gao 32 (HKAS, IFSBH); Heng-ren Co., C. Gao 116 (HKAS, IFSBH). Nei Mongol: Hailaer, X.-L. Bai 2752 (HIMC). Shaanxi: Mt. Hua, M.-X. Zhang 372 (HKAS, WUG); Mt. Qingling, P.-C. Chen 210 (HKAS, PE), Q. Huang 2560 (MO, PE). Shandong: Mt. Lao, C. Gao 34539 (HKAS, IFSBH). Sichuan: De-rong Co., X.-J. Li 81-2861 (HKAS). Xinjiang: Tashikuergan, C.-Y. Yang 62, 81 (both in HKAS). Xizang: Lin-zhi Co., Z.-X. Tan 20 (HKAS); Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 3030 (HKAS); Nielamu, S.-K. Chen 170 (HKAS). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., D.-C. Zhang 67 (HKAS); He-kuo Co., M. Zang 4025 (HKAS); Lu-chun Co., M. Zang 265 (HKAS); Wei-xi Co., D.-C. Zhang 653 (HKAS).


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2. Bryum alpinumHuds. ex Wither.   高山真藓   gao shan zhen xian
Syst. Arr. Brit. Pl. (ed. 4) 3: 824. 1801. Mnium alpinum (Huds. ex Wither.) P. de Beauv., Prodr. Aethéogam. 73. 1805. Type: Great Britain.
Plants small, ca. 5–10 mm long, pale green, yellowish green to yellowish brown or reddish, glossy, in tufts. Stems erect, usually branched, with rhizoids hardly present. Leaves somewhat stiff, erect or spreading when dry or moist, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, keeled, ca. 2 mm × 0.5 mm; margins recurved, entire or serrulate near apex; costae shortly excurrent; median leaf cells rhomboidal, 42–75 µm × 9–12 µm, thick-walled; basal cells rectangular; marginal cells gradually narrowed, borders not clearly differentiated. Dioicous. Setae 15–25 mm long; capsules pendulous, dark reddish, pyriform, ca. 3 mm long; neck developed; peristome well developed; cilia 2–3. Spores small, ca. 12 µm in diameter.


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