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Published In: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 278. 1859. (Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Pogonatum japonicum Sull. & Lesq. (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Pogonatum japonicum Sull. & Lesq. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: commonly on coniferous forest ground or tree trunks; 1080–1400 m.
Distribution: China, Korea, Japan, and Russia (Far East).

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Heilongjiang: Ning-an Co., X.-L. Zhu 214 (PE). Jilin: Chang-bai Co., C. Gao 7334, 7484 (both in IFSBH); Mt. Changbai, S.-E. Liu 1644, Y.-L. Zhou 2257, 2733 (both in PE), L.-Z. Chen & X.-C. Bao 27 (PE); Wu-song Co., S.-G. Wang & S.-X. Li 547 (PE). Sichuan: Ma-er-kang Co., S. He 31204 (MO, PE). Taiwan: Miao-li Co., Shevock 14364 (CAS, MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
This is one of the most robust species of Pogonatum in China. It is characterized by having the apical cells of lamellae in pairs in cross section.


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8.  Pogonatum japonicumSull. & Lesq.   东北小金发藓   dong bei xiao jin fa xian
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts Sci. 4: 278. 1859. Type: Japan. Mts. of Hakodaki, Wright s.n.
Pogonatum grandifolium (Lindb.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1873–74: 253. 1875. Polytrichum grandifolium Lindb., Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn. 10: 264. 1872.
Pogonatum grandifolium var. tosanum Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 1: 130. 1909.
Plants robust, dark green, brownish green when old, in loose tufts. Stems usually 8–10 cm long, rarely more than 10 cm, not branched or rarely branched above. Basal leaves small; upper leaves often crisped or twisted when dry, erect patent when moist, oblong-ovate and amplexicaulous at base, suddenly constricted above to a oblong-lanceolate limb; leaf margins bistratose, grossly sharp-toothed above, each tooth with one large, yellowish brown apical cell and 5–6 irregularly small cells; the back of costae mostly with gross spines at apex; lamellae in ca. 60 ranks, densely arranged on ventral surface of leaves, 3–6 cells high, apical cells of lamellae usually in pairs, oblong or oblong-oval in cross section, densely papillose, 8–12 µm in diameter. Dioicous. Setae about 2 cm long; capsules oblong ovoid or short cylindrical, ca. 5 mm long; exothecial cell walls mammillose; opercula conical; peristome teeth 64, reddish brown, obtuse at apex. Spores 8–12 µm in diameter.


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