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Published In: Symbolae Sinicae 4: 127. 5 f. 9–12. 1929. (Symb. Sin.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/3/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 4/3/2009)
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Illustrations: P.-C. Chen et al. 1978 (Pl. 379, figs. 1–4).

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Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/3/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks; alt. 2950–3200 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/3/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: No other specimens have been seen.


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1. Leiodontium gracile Broth.   平齿藓   pin chi xian 
Symb. Sin. 4: 127. 1929. Type: China. Yunnan, Mekong, Handel-Mazzetti 8449.
Plants slender, somewhat soft, yellowish, glossy, in dense tufts. Stems prostrate, with brownish rhizoids, branches dense, ascending, ca. 5 cm long, terete, simple, blunt at apex. Leaves imbricate, concave, lanceolate, slenderly acuminate to filiform at apex, ca. 1 mm long; margins recurved below, serrulate nearly throughout; costae absent; leaf cells linear, smooth; basal cells shorter, lax; alar cells slightly differentiated. Dioicous. Inner perichaetial leaves erect, sheathing at base, slenderly acuminate, serrulate at apex. Setae ca. 2 cm long, slender, pale reddish, smooth; capsules erect, small, ovoid, dark brown, exothecial cells lax, rounded hexagonal, thin-walled; peristome the same as the genus. Spores 10–15 µm in diameter, brownish, smooth.
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