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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 4: 1205. 1923. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Leptocladiella psilura (Mitt.) M. Fleisch. (Figs. 1–13.)
Map: Leptocladiella psilura (Mitt.) M. Fleisch. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on soil or on tree trunks; alt. 2400–2800 m.
Distribution: China, Nepal, Sikkim, India, and Myanmar.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Mu-li Co., Forestry Ministry Exped. Team 116 (PE). Xizang: Ji-long Co., S.-K. Chen 256 (MO). Yunnan: Da-li Co., Redfearn & S. He 1504 (MO); Fu-gong Co., L.-S. Wang 82-621 (MO); Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 11708 (PE); Li-jiang Co., X.-J. Li 85202 (MO); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn 516 (MO), Handel-Mazzetti 6497, 3566, 6661, 8448, 8180 (all in H); Zhong-dian Co., H.-F. Xie 2106, 2893 (both in PE).



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2.  Leptocladiella psilura (Mitt.) Fleisch.   壁藓   bao bi xian
Musci Buitenzorg 4: 1205. 1923. Macrothamnium psilurum (Mitt.) Nog., Kumamoto J. Sci., Sect. 2, Biol. 11: 10. 1972. Stereodon psilurus Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 112. 1859. Type: Nepal. Hooker 754.
Leptohymenium macroalare Herz., Hedwigia 65: 165. f. 7. 1925.
Plants delicate, usually dendroid. Branches simple, ca. 3 mm long, occasionally up to 10 mm long, somewhat arcuate, with a few branchlets. Stem leaves imbricately appressed when dry, ovate or oblong-ovate, acute or acuminate at apex, 1.50 mm × 0.65 mm, narrowly long-decurrent at base, concave or slightly plicate; margins crenate above, recurved below; costae single, elongate, usually forked at base; median leaf cells linear, 55–65 µm long, thin-walled, minutely prorate, becoming shorter toward base; alar cells large, 25–40 µm × 14–20 µm, rectangular or quadrate, clearly differentiated from other cells; branch leaves smaller than stem leaves, ca. 0.65 mm × 0.27 mm, oblong, concave, acute at apex; margins sharply serrate above, recurved; costae single, often forked at base, spinulosely projecting at tips; leaf cells more strongly prorate than stem leaf cells, especially in upper part. Setae slender, up to 3 cm long; capsules inclined, cylindrical, asymmetric, 2.0 mm × 0.75 mm; exostome teeth cross-striate below, densely papillose above; endostome segments linear-lanceolate. Calyptrae not seen. Spores not seen.


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