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Published In: Symbolae Sinicae 4: 13. 1929. (Symb. Sin.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Illustrations: Ditrichopsis clausa Broth. (Figs. 1–8.)
Map: Ditrichopsis clausa Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)


Habitat: on soil.
Distribution: China and India.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Specimens Examined:


Chinese Specimen examined: Yunnan: see the type information cited above.


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1. Ditrichopsis clausa Broth. in Handel-Mazzetti   闭蒴拟牛毛藓 bi-shuo ni niu-mao xian
Symb. Sin. 4: 13. 1929. Type. China: Yunnan, Zhong-dian Co., Handel-Mazzetti 7674 (holotype H).

Plants small, slender, up to 10 mm high, yellowish green, in compact tufts. Stems erect, simple. Leaves loosely appressed when dry, erect-patent when moist, 1.9–2.5 mm long, lanceolate, gradually or rather abruptly narrowed from an oblong or oblong-ovate base to a long, slender, semi-canaliculate acumen; margins plane below, slightly incurved above, entire; costa shortly excurrent; upper cells narrowly elongate, 15–30 µm × 3–4 µm, thin-walled; basal cells rectangular, 40–60 µm × 5–15 µm, thin-walled, pellucid. Dioicous. Setae straight, 3–4 mm long; capsules erect, cylindric, ca. 1.5 mm long, abruptly contracted to an erect beak at apex; opercula not differentiated; annuli none; peristome teeth absent. Spores 24–26 µm in diameter, yellowish brown, coarsely papillose.

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