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Published In: Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Sitzungsberichte, Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Abteilung 1 133: 581. 1924. (Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1,) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Plagiothecium subulatum Broth. (Figs. 1–7.)
Map: Plagiothecium subulatum Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on soil; alt. 1920 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: see the type cited above.

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Plagiothecium subulatum is characterized by its leaves with gradually contracted, long filiform apices.


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15. Plagiothecium subulatum Broth.   狭叶棉藓   xie ye mian xian
Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 133: 581. 1924. Type: China. Yunnan, Handel-Mazzetti 5719 (holotype H).
Plants slender, soft, green, glossy, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, irregularly branched; leaf branches short, ca. 1.5 mm wide, distantly foliate, often with clustered rhizoids on vertral surfaces. All leaves ovate-lanceolate, slightly concave, 0.75–1.60 mm × 0.25–0.60 mm, gradually narrowed to a long, filiform apex; margins plane, entire; costae double, short or nearly absent; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 84–120 µm × 9.8–14.0 µm; basal cells lax, elliptic, hyaline; alar regions slightly decurrent. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves with highly sheathing base, slenderly acuminate. Setae ca. 10 mm long, slender, dark red; capsules horizontal, nearly globose to ellipsoidal, brownish; other features not seen.
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