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Published In: Journal de Botanique (Morot) 13: 40. 1899. (J. Bot. (Morot)) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Distichophyllum maibarae Besch. (Figs. 1–4.)
Map: Distichophyllum maibarae Besch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on wet soil, shaded cliffs and rocks by streamlets, and decaying logs in forests; alt. 400– 2500 m.
Distribution: China, India, Malaysia, and Indo-China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Chong-qing City, P.-C. Chen 1400 (PE). Fujian: Mt. Wuyi, D.-K. Li 1867 (FH, IBSC). Guangdong: Mt. Dinghu, Crosby 15228 (MO), P.-Z. Zheng 954 (FH, IBSC, MO); Le-chang Co., L. Zhang 493 (FH, IBSC, MO); Ru-yang Co., L. Zhang 233 (FH, IBSC). Guangxi: Long-sheng Co., P.-C. Wu et al. 1279d (IBSC, PE); Rong-shui Co., M.-Z. Wang 46029 (PE); Xing-an Co., P.-J. Lin et al. 1376 (FH, IBSC). Guizhou: Chi-shui Co., Crosby 16151 (MO), B.-C. Tan 91-1059 (FH); Mt. Fanjing, Crosby 15746 (MO), B. C. Tan 91-1175 (FH); Mt. Leigong, Crosby 15622, 15629 (MO), B. C. Tan 91-783 (FH). Hainan: Ling-shui Co., Redfearn 36222 (MO); Mt. Bawang, P.-J. Lin et al. 3286 (FH, IBSC); Mt. Jianfengling, P.-C. Chen et al. 519 (IBSC, H); Mt. Hutou, P.-J. Lin 251 (IBSC); Mt. Limu, P.-J. Lin et al. 188 (IBSC). Hong Kong: Mt. Tai-Mo, P.-J. Lin et al. 314, 1365, 2051 (IBSC). Hunan: Zhangjia-jie, T. Cao 42626 (IFSBH). Jiangxi: Lu shan (Mt.), Z.-L. Wan 101 (PE). Taiwan: Mt. Ali, M.-J. Lai 2888 (as Daltonia contorta, NICH); Ping-tung Co., C.-C. Chuang 1467 (FH, UBC).Yunnan: Da-guan Co., X.-J. Li 4241 (IBSC); Jiang-dong Co., J.-K. Zhang 1834 (IBSC); Gong Shan (Mt.), Q.-W. Wang 7011 (IBSC); Xishuangbanna, W.-X. Xu 6733 (FH, IBSC). Zhejiang: Hang-zhou City, C.-H. Gao 7652 (FH, IBSC); West Tianmu Shan (Mt.), P.-C. Wu 7911 (PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This is the most commonly encountered species of Distichophyllum in China. It is highly variable with plants measuring from less than 1 cm tall to 2 cm tall and setae from 8 mm to 1.5 cm long. In spite of its variable size, D. maibare can be identified by its nearly uniform and small upper laminal cells and a small leaf mucro, which often appears to be incompletely differentiated from the adjacent laminal cells.


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5. Distichophyllum maibarae Besch. 东亚黄藓 dong-ya huang xian
J. Bot. (Morot) 13: 40. 1899. Type. Japan: Maibara, Faurie 11130 (isotype FH).
Distichophyllum duongii T. Ninh, Acta Bot. Acad. Sci. Hung. 27: 154. 1981.
Distichophyllum stillicidiorum Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 131: 217. 1923. Type. China: Hunan, Yolu-shan, near Tschangscha, Handel-Mazzetti 11489 (holotype H).
Plants variable in size, in dense tufts. Stem leaves slightly contracted to moderately undulate when dry, broadly ovate-oblong, 1.0–2.0(–2.6) mm × 0.8–1.0(–3.5) mm; lateral and terminal leaves larger, oblong to shortly spathulate; leaf apices roundly apiculate, acute to shortly acuminate, entire, with very obscure teeth at leaf tips owing to the end walls of border cells, the acumens small, mostly less than 50 µm long; leaf margins plane, with narrowly differentiated borders consisting of 1–3 rows of linear cells; median laminal cells homogeneously quadrate to round-hexagonal, 16–34 µm × 11–16(–23) µm, thin-walled, slightly or not collenchymatous, becoming rectangular at leaf base; apical leaf cells more uniformly hexagonal, 11–18(–23) µm × 11–13(–18) µm. Perichaetial leaves much smaller, 1.5 mm long, broadly ovate, somewhat long acuminate with indistinct borders. Sporophytes lateral; setae 8–9(–15) mm long, smooth, except at the base of capsule; capsules oblong-ovoid, about 1 mm long, with strongly wrinkled apophysis; exostome teeth hookerioid, with cross-lamellae. Calyptrae mitriform, with basal long hairs. Spores 8–10 µm, smooth to weakly papillose.


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