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Published In: Revue Bryologique 36: 24. f. 1–7. 1909. (Rev. Bryol.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: P.-J. Lin & B. C. Tan 1995 (Fig. 26, D–F).
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Map: Distichophyllum carinatum Dixon & W.E. Nicholson (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/20/2009)
Habitat: confined to wet limestone forests.
Distribution: China, Japan, and Western Europe.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/20/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., X.-Y. Hu 0558 (as D. cuspidatum, FH, MO, PE); ibid, X.-Y. Hu 493 (as D. cuspidatum, PE). Sichuan: E-mei Co., Allen 6514 (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/20/2009)
general taxon notes:
This is perhaps one of the most easily identified species by virtue of its carinate and conduplicately infolding leaves. The Chinese specimens were misidentified as D. cuspidatum. The latter has a much longer, cuspidate leaf apex and a plane and not infolding lamina.


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1. Distichophyllum carinatum Dix. ex Nichols. 折叶黄藓 zhe-ye huang xian
Rev. Bryol. 36: 24. 1909. Type. Austria: Salzburg, Dixon & Nicholson s.n.
Plants small, light yellowish green, densely tufted. Stem leaves crowded, helically crisped when dry, ovate-lanceolate when wet, 1.0–1.5 mm × 1 mm, acuminate to shortly cuspidate, strongly carinate in upper half of the lamina, often keeled; leaf margins reflexed below, bordered with 1–2 rows of thin-walled, linear cells; costa single, not reaching the leaf apex; laminal cells large, roundly rhomboidal to hexagonal, nearly homogeneous, 36–45 µm × 15–18(–22) µm, thin-walled, becoming smaller near the leaf apex, rectangular near leaf base. Only immature sporophytes seen. Setae about 10 mm long, smooth below, slightly papillose above. Calyptrae mitriform. Filiform propagules present.


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