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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 1094. 1908. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Vesicularia reticulata (Dozy & Molk.) Broth. (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Vesicularia reticulata (Dozy & Molk.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on tree bases, rotten wood, soil or rocks; alt. 650–3100 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, India, Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Nan-jing Co., G.-C. Zhang & J.-Y. Feng 44, 461 (both in IFSBH); San-ming City, D.-K. Li 15, 22 (both in SHM). Guangdong: Guang-zhou City, H. Wu 17 (PE); Mt. Dinghu, P.-J. Lin 144 (IBSC, MO), H. Wu 15 (MO). Guizhou: Jiang-kou Co., Mt. Fanjing, C. Gao & J.-Y. Feng 31894, 31930 (both in IFSBH). Hainan: Mt. Jianfeng, P.-C. Chen et al. 582 (MO, PE). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang & L.-M. Li 358, 630 (both in XBGH). Taiwan: Nan-tou Co., S. He 36311 (MO); Tai-pei Co., M.-J. Lai 8357 (MO). Xizang: Mi-lin Co., Xizang Team 7578, 7688 (both in PE); Nie-la-mu Co., S.-K. Chen 202 (HKAS); Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 4578 (HKAS). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 11739a (PE); He-kou Co., W.-M. Zhu 18 (PE); Xishuangbanna, L. Zhang 357, 593, 916 (all in HKAS); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn & Y.-G. Su 919 (MO), Redfearn et al. 542 (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by the densely pinnately branched stems, small capsules, and slenderly acuminate leaf apices.


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5.  Vesicularia reticulata (Dozy & Molk.) Broth.   长尖明叶藓   chang jian ming ye xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 1094. 1908. Hypnum reticulatum Dozy & Molk., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3, 2: 309. 1844. Type: Indonesia.
Ectropothecium perreticulatum Broth. in Salm., J. Linn. Soc., Bot., 34: 467. 1900, nom. nud.
Vesicularia sasaokae Okam., J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo 38(4): 679. f. 29. 1916.
Vesicularia shimadae Okam., J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo 38(4): 679. f. 30. 1916.
Plants yellowish green or dark green, somewhat glossy. Stems prostrate, densely pinnately branched; branches more or less flattened. Stem leaves broadly ovate at base, abruptly narrowed to a long, slender apex, 1.3–1.8 mm × 0.30–0.35 mm; margins serrulate above, with a row of elongate cells at margins; costae double, very short, weak; median leaf cells rounded hexagonal to elongate-hexagonal, 50–80 µm × 15–20 µm, thin-walled, lax; basal cells similar to the median cells, somewhat rectangular; branch leaves and stem leaves similar. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves broadly lanceolate, slenderly acuminate, ca. 3 mm long. Setae ca. 1.5 mm long, 0.12 mm thick, yellowish brown; opercula shortly rostrate; peristome teeth similar to V. ferriei, but shorter, ca. 0.35 mm. Spores 8–10 µm in diameter.


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