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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 1237. 1909. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) 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: Vesicularia ferriei (Cardot & Thér.) Broth. (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Vesicularia ferriei (Cardot & Thér.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on wet rocks, soil, also on tree branches, sometimes on rocks in streams; alt. 170–3600 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Mt. Wuyi, Training Class 122 (YUKU); Nan-ping Co., C. Gao & Z.-W. Ao 25395 (IFSBH); Ning-hua (Ninghwa) Co., T.-H. Wang 349 (MO); San-ming City, D.-K. Li 1551 (SHM); Yong-chun Co., D.-K. Li 296 (SHM). Hainan: Mt. Diaoluo, Bryology Exped. Team 2566 (PE). Hunan: Liu-yang Co., C. Gao & G.-C. Zhang 303, 616 (both in IFSBH); Yi-zhang Co., C. Gao & G.-C. Zhang 1137 (IFSBH). Jiangxi: Mt. Lu, E.-Z. Bai 36957 (IFSBH). Xizang: Ya-dong Co., M. Zang 263 (HKAS). Yunnan: Meng-la Co., L. Zhang 802A (HKAS); Xishuangbanna, X.-J. Li 2581, 3528 (both in HKAS), L. Zhang 802A (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
The leaves of this species vary a lot, especially the leaf apices and color.


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1.  Vesicularia ferriei (Card. & Thér.) Broth.   暖地明叶藓   ruan di ming ye xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 1237. 1909. Ectropothecium ferriei Card. & Thér., Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 18: 3. 1908. Type: Japan.
Vesicularia apiculata Broth., Öfvers. Förh. Finska Vetensk.-Soc. 62A(9): 48. 1921.
Vesicularia cuspidata Okam., J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo 36(7): 38. 1915.
Plants dark green, yellowish green above. Stems prostrate, curved, up to 10 cm long, subpinnately branched, branches flattened, 5–15 mm long, usually with branchlets; in stem cross section epidermal cells rather enlarged, thin-walled. Lateral and dorsal leaves of stems and branch leaves broadly ovate or elliptic, abruptly acute to apiculate, often incurved at base, ca. 2 mm × 0.8–1.3 mm, ventral leaves gradually and shortly acuminate; margins entire, more or less serrulate near the apex; costae double, short, weak; median leaf cells hexagonal or rhombic, 50–70 µm × 13–20 µm, thin-walled, lax; basal cells larger; alar cells hardly differentiated. Inner perichaetial leaves lanceolate, slenderly acuminate, concave, ca. 3 mm long. Setae 12–15 mm long, reddish brown; capsules inclined, ovoid, neck indistinctly developed, 1.0–1.2 mm × 0.8–1.0 mm, brownish; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; peristome double, hypnoid. Spores 9–13 µm in diameter, minutely papillose.


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