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Published In: Die Laubmoose Europas 866: 207b. 1927. (Laubm. Eur.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Plagiothecium platyphyllum Mönk. (Figs. 11–18.)
Map: Plagiothecium platyphyllum Mönk. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on soil, rocks, rotten wood, and tree trunks; alt. 1400–3460 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, and Europe.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: Mt. Dabei, K.-H. Cai 1950 (HSNU). Shannxi: Mt. Taibai, Z.-P. Wei 5190 (WUK). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, D.-K. Li 15073, 15423 (both in SHM). Yunnan: Wei-xi Co., M.-Z. Wang 6496a (PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Plagiothecium platyphyllum is similar to P. nemorale, but it differs from the latter by its asymmetric leaves with serrulate apical leaf margins and by its longer median leaf cells (up to 120 µm long vs. to 100 µm long).


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13. Plagiothecium platyphyllum Mönk.   阔叶棉藓   kuo ye mian xian
Laubm. Eur. 866: 207b. 1927. Plagiothecium sylvaticum var. platyphyllum (Mönk.) F. Koppe, Abh. Ber. Naturwiss. Abt. Grenzmark. Ges. Erforsch. Heimat Schneidemuhl. 1931: 80. 1931. Type: Europe.
Plants medium-sized to rather large, green to dark green, glossy, in dense mats. Stems prostrate or ascending, irregularly branched, with leafy branches complanate. All leaves ovate-lanceolate, 2.0–2.5 mm × 1.0–1.4 mm, mostly asymmetric, complanate, sometimes slightly plicate; margins entire below, serrulate near the apex; costae double, unequal, with one branch reaching to the mid-leaf; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 80–120 µm × 10–14 µm; apical cells shorter, thin-walled, hyaline, often bearing rhizoids and brood bodies at leaf apex; alar cells hyaline or grayish green, rounded-quadrate to rectangular, decurrencies consisting of 1–3 rows of cells;. Autoicous. Setae 20–30 mm long; capsules cylindrical, curved, shriveled, ca. 2.0 mm long, constricted below the mouth when dry; opercula conic-rostrate, shortly beaked; cilia 2–3. Spores 11–14 µm in diameter, papillose or nearly smooth.


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