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Published In: The Bryologist 86: 206. f. 23–30. 1983. (Bryologist) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/31/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Entodon acutifolius R.L. Hu (Figs. 1–8.)
Map: Entodon acutifolius R.L. Hu (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)


Habitat: on rocks and tree trunks; alt. 1225–4100 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Nei Mongol: Da Xing An Ling (Mt.), C. Gao 3424 (IFSBH). Sichuan: Liangyudui, G.-C. Zhang et al. 21516 (IFSBH); Mu-li Co., C. Gao 20099 (IFSBH). Yunnan: Bi-jiang Co., M. Zang 5698 (HKAS); Li-jiang Co., Yunnan Univ. Biol. Dept. 0928 (YUKU); Teng-chong Co., X.-J. Li 80-74 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Entodon acutifolius is similar to E. viridulus, but it differs by its slenderly acuminate leaf apices.


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1. Entodon acutifolius R.-L. Hu   尖叶绢藓   jian ye juan xian
Bryologist 86: 206, f. 23–30. 1983. Type: China. Yunnan, Y.-Y. Chen 326 (holotype PE).
Plants soft, medium-sized, green, glossy, in dense mats. Stems prostrate, densely pinnately branched, complanate, with spreading, somewhat julaceous branches, attenuate at tips. Stem leaves ovate-lanceolate, ca. 1.2 mm × 0.4 mm, concave, gradually acuminate toward apex, constricted at base; margins plane, entire; costae double, very short; median leaf cells linear, 49–51 µm × 3.8–4.0 µm; alar cells numerous, quadrate. Autoicous. Setae ca. 15 mm long, yellowish; capsules erect, oblong-ellipsoidal; opercula shortly conic-rostrate; annuli absent; exostome teeth cross-striolate in basal 5–6 plates, vertically striolate above; endostome segments shorter than the teeth, linear, smooth. Spores not seen.
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