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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum, Supplementum Primum 2: 115. pl. 76. 1816. (Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 1) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: J.-X. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 23, figs. 9–14).

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Map: Bryum billarderii Schwägr. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Habitat: on rocks near streams, rotten trees or humus; alt. 1300–3600 m.
Distribution: China and worldwide.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: Mt. Tianzhu, Z.-L. Liu 30244 (HKAS, SHM); She Co., D.-K. Li 509 (HKAS, SHM). Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., M.-Z. Wang 860895 (MO, PE). Fujian: Mt. Wuyi, P.-J. Lin 2461b (HKAS). Guangxi: Shang-si Co., C. Gao 2080 (HKAS, IFSBH). Guizhou: Li-bo Co., C.-H. Zhang 1090 (HKAS). Hubei: Ba-dong Co., L.-Q. Bi 89 (HKAS). Hunan: Nan-yue, J.-X. Luo 96663 (HKAS, PE). Jiangsu: Yi-xing Co., M. Zang 629 (HKAS). Jiangxi: Mt. Lu, P.-J. Lin 8672 (HKAS, IBSC). Shaanxi: Lei-yang, Z.-B. Wang 18797 (HKAS, WUG). Sichuan: Guan Co., S.-M. Yu 845 (HKAS). Taiwan: Ilan Co., Shevock 18214 (CAS, MO); Miao-li Co., Shevock 18100 (CAS, MO); Nan-tou Co., Shevock 17872, 17943 (both in CAS, MO); Tai-chung Co., Sawada 23574 (HKAS, TAI); Tai-pei Co., M.-J. Lia 7321 (MO). Xizang: Sananqulin, M. Zang 1490c (HKAS); Lang Co., M. Zang 1769 (HKAS). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., D.-C. Zhang 1236 (HKAS). Zhejiang: Mt. West Tianmu, R.-L. Hu 87 (HKAS, HSNU).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/17/2009)
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In some habitats, larger plants of Bryum billarderi are very similar to those of Rhodobryum due to the rosulate habit, but B. billarderi differs from species of Rhodobryum by the distinctly bordered leaf margins, the well-developed stereid cells of leaf costae, and the single sporophyte in each perichaetium.


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7. Bryum billarderi Schwaegr.   比拉真藓   bi la zhen xian
Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 1: 115. 1816. Rosulabryum billarderi (Schwaegr.) Spence, Bryologist 99: 223. 1996. Type: Tasmania.
Bryum fortunatii Thér., Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 19: 19. 1909.
Bryum globicoma C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 4: 246. 1897. Rhodobryum globicoma (C. Müll.) Par., Index Bryol. 1116. 1898. Type: China. Shaanxi (Schen-si), Lun-san-huo, Aug. 1895, Giraldi s.n.
Bryum leptothecium Tayl., Phytologist 1: 1094. 1844. Rhodobryum leptothecium (Tayl.) Par., Index Bryol. 1117. 1898.
Bryum ramosum (Hook.) Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 75. 1859. Mnium ramosum Hook., Icon. Pl. 1: 20. f. 2. 1836.
Bryum truncorum auct. non (Brid.) Brid., fide Ochi 1959.
Bryum neelgheriense var. wichurae (Broth.) Mohamed, J. Bryol. 10: 419. 1979. Rhodobryum wichurae (Broth.) Par., Index Bryol. Suppl. 301. 1897. Bryum wichurae Broth., Hedwigia 38: 219. 1899.
Rhodobryum longicaudatum M. Zang & X.-J. Li in X.-J. Li, Bryofl. Xizang 192. f. 82. 1985. Type: China. Xizang: Long Co., Jia Gie, M. Zang 1669 (holotype HKAS).
Plants medium-sized, up to 20 mm high or higher, green to yellowish, glossy, in dense tufts. Stems 2–3-branched by innovations. Leaves sparse on lower stems; upper leaves dense, often forming rosettes, twisted or irregularly flexuous when dry, ca. 2.0 mm × 0.7 mm, upper leaves up to 4.5 mm × 2.0 mm, broadly elliptical, oblong-ovate or obovate, acute or shortly acuminate; margins recurved in the lower 2/3, entire, plane above, distinctly dentate near apex; costae percurrent or shortly excurrent, ending in short awns, yellowish green or nearly brownish; median leaf cells oblong-hexagonal, 35–65 µm × 12–19 µm; upper margins bordered by 3–4 rows of linear cells, lower margins by 5–6 rows of linear cells, thin- or more or less thick-walled. Dioicous. Sporophytes rare.


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