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Published In: Bryologia Javanica 2: 27. 152. 1862. (Bryol. Jav.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Distichophyllum tortile Dozy & Molk. ex Bosch & Sande Lac. (Figs. 5–7.)
Map: Distichophyllum tortile Dozy & Molk. ex Bosch & Sande Lac. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on soil and wet seepy and shaded banks.
Distribution: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kalimantan, and the Philippines.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: Hainan: Mt. Jianfengling, Z.-H. Li 85-112 (SYS).


Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:


Distichophyllum tortile is easily identified by its usually large plants and the largest leaf cells among all Chinese species of the genus. The lax and thin-walled leaf areolation is comparable to D. subnigricaule, but the leaf apices of D. tortile have stout acumens measuring 50–100 µm long. The leaf apices of D. subnigricaule are broadly rounded, only occasionally becoming weakly apiculate. Sometimes, smaller plants of D. tortile can be confused with D. collenchymatosum. Nonetheless, the large and lax leaf cells and the papillose setae of D. tortile are two reliable distinguishing characters.


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11. Disticophyllum tortile Dozy & Molk. ex Bosch & Sande Lac. 卷叶黄藓 juan-ye huang xian
Bryol. Jav. 2: 27. 1862. Type. Indonesia: Java, Amann s.n.
Plants large. Stems to 4 cm tall. Leaves oblong-lingulate to slightly obovate, 2.5–4.0 mm long; leaf apices apiculate to mucronate, with acumens (27–)50–60(–100) µm long; leaf borders often wavy, with 2–3 rows of linear cells; laminal cells nearly homogeneous, round-hexagonal, large, 40–60(–70) µm wide, thin-walled. Setae papillose, less than l cm long. Calyptrae smooth, fringed below.
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