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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 3: 994. 170 a–g. 1908. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Distichophyllum osterwaldii M. Fleisch. (Figs. 1–4.)
Map: Distichophyllum osterwaldii M. Fleisch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on rocks; alt. ca. 1700 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Nan-jing Co., M. Zang 190, 200 (FH, IBSC). Guangxi: Lin-gui Co., P.-C. Wu et al. 1037 (IBSC); Rong-shui Co., Y. Jia 1686 (PE); Xing-an Co., P.-J. Lin 1327 (FH, IBSC). Taiwan: (see B.-Y. Yang and W.-C. Lee 1964).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
The Chinese specimens rarely attain the full size of their counterparts in other countries. Its leaf outlines and areolation, especially the incompletely developed leaf borders, may create confusion with D. obtusifolium. But the latter is a smaller plant and the leaf borders disappear only near the leaf apex and not half way below, as in D. osterwaldii. From the equally large plants of D. tortile, the present species can be distinguished by its incomplete leaf borders and smaller leaf cells.


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9. Distichophyllum osterwaldii Fleisch. 大型黄藓 da-xing huang xian
Musci Buitenzorg 3: 994. 1908. Type. Indonesia: Java.
Plants medium-sized to large, loosely tufted. Stems ascending, 1.5–3.0 cm tall, laxly foliate, complanate, 4 mm wide with leaves when dry. Leaves strongly undulate, twisted when dry, lingulate, obovate to spathulate from a narrow leaf base, 1.5–3.0 mm × 1.0–1.5 mm, broadly rounded, muticous, slightly denticulate at apex, otherwise entire; leaf border distinct only in the lower half of the leaf, narrow, consisting of 1–2 rows of linear cells; costa slender, reaching 3/4 the leaf length; paracostal laminal cells (18–)23–33 µm wide, rounded hexagonal, becoming slightly smaller submarginally and apically, shortly rectangular at base, 38–45(–67) µm × 11–23 µm. Sporophytes lateral; setae 5–10 mm long, strongly papillose throughout; capsules ovoid-oblong, 1 mm long.
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