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Published In: Index Bryologicus 1116. 1898. (Index Bryol.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 2006 (Pl. 38, figs. 1–4).

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Map: Rhodobryum giganteum (Schwägr.) Paris (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Habitat: on humus or soil in wet places; alt. 1500–2300 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, U.S.A. (Hawaii), Madagascar, and South Africa.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: Jin-zhai Co., Z.-M. Zeng T0041 (MO); Mt. Huang, D.-K. Li 304 (HKAS, SHM), M. Zang 1 (HKAS). Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., M.-Z. Wang 860998 (MO, PE). Fujian: Mt. Wuyi, D.-K. Li 11349 (HKAS, SHM). Guangdong: Ru-yuan Co., P.-J. Lin 717 (HKAS, IBSC). Guangxi: Xing-an Co., C. Gao 1758 (IFSBH). Guizhou: Jiang-kou Co., P.-N. Yu 30181 (HKAS); Lei-shan Co., B. C. Tan 91-766 (FH, MO); Mt. Fanjing, Bourell 4666 (MO). Hainan: Chang-jiang Co., Reese 17652 (MO); Mt. Bawangling, P.-J. Lin & L. Zhang 5 (IBSC, MO). Hubei: Mt. Shennongjia, P.-C. Wu 330, 439 (both in MO); Wu-feng Co., Y.-S. Fu 5037 (HKAS). Hunan: Da-rong City, D.-K. Li 18533 (HKAS, SHM); Song-zhi Co., H. Li 8301 (HKAS); Yi-zhang Co., B.-H. Liang 83823 (MO). Jiangxi: Yu-shan Co., D.-K. Li 19884 (HKAS, SHM). Shaanxi: Mt. Qingling, P.-C. Chen et al. 292 (HKAS); Xi-gu Co., Z.-B. Wang 14620 (HKAS, WUG). Sichuan: Mt. Omei, Allen 6523 (MO), Redfearn et al. 34711 (MO), M. Zang 80-2487 (HKAS), W.-M. Zhu 53 (HKAS, YUKU); Wo-long Co., S.-M. Yu 280 (HKAS). Taiwan: C.-C. Chuang 990 (HKAS, TAI); Chia-yi Co., Koponen 16774 (H, MO); Hua-lien Co., C.-I. Peng 84-45 (MO); Miao-li Co., M.-J. Lai 9975 (MO), Shevock 14363 (CAS, MO); Nan-tou Co., S. He 36320 (MO). Xizang: Lin-zhi Co., Y.-G. Su 2734 (HKAS). Yunnan: An-ning Co., Redfearn & M. Zang 33350 (MO); Fu-gong Co., J.-X. Xi 747 (HKAS); Gong-shan Co., Long 33718 (E, MO), D.-C. Zhang 3374 (HKAS); Kunming City, W.-X. Xu 3556 (HKAS, YUKU); Meng-hai Co., W.-X. Xu 6058a (MO); Si-mao Co., W.-X. Xu 11158 (MO); Song-ming Co., Koponen 37821 (H, MO); Teng-chong Co., Long 32548 (E, MO); Wei-shan Co., Redfearn et al. 1215 (MO); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn & Y.-G. Su 984 (MO). Zhejiang: Lin-an Co., D.-K. Li 3581 (HKAS, SHM); Sui-chang Co., Z.-L. Liu & R.-L. Hong 211 (MO).


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1. Rhodobryum giganteum (Schwaegr.) Par.   暖地大叶藓   nuan di da ye xian
Index Bryol. 1116. 1898. Bryum giganteum (Schwaegr.) Arnott, Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 5: 279. 1827. Mnium giganteum Schwaegr., Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 2(2): 20. f. 158. 1826. Type: Nepal.
Plants large, bright green or deep green, in loose tufts. Erect stems 20–45 mm high. Leaves forming rosettes on top of stems, oblong-ligulate, upper part clearly broader than the lower part, slightly concave; margins plane or undulate, distinctly double-toothed, strongly recurved in the lower 1/2; costae broader at base, slender upward, percurrent; median leaf cells elongate-rhombic; margins not clearly differentiated. Dioicous. Setae elongate; capsules oblong-club-shaped; neck not distinctly developed. Spores 11–17 µm in diameter, smooth.


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