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Published In: Symbolae Sinicae 4: 96. 4 f. 1. 1929. (Symb. Sin.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: X.-J. Li (ed.) 1985 (Pl. 134, figs. 9–14).
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Map: Leptopterigynandrum tenellum Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
Habitat: on bark of trees and rock surfaces in alpine forests; alt. 3600–3700 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: A-ba Co., S. He 31041 (MO); Ba-tang Co., S. He 31483 (MO); Dao-cheng Co., S. He 31690 (MO); Nan-ping Co., S. He 30169 (MO). Xizang: Long-zi Co., M. Zang 1278 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by its slender plants with distantly growing branches and by its leaf apices being narrow and plane.


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4. Leptopterigynandrum tenellum Broth. 细叉羽藓 xi cha-yu xian
Symb. Sin. 4: 96. 4f. 1. 1929. Type. China: Sichuan (Setschwan), Mu-li Co., Handel-Mazzetti 7365 (holotype H).
Plants delicate, yellowish green, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, up to 4–5 cm long, loosely pinnately branched, with abundant brownish rhizoids; branches up to 5 mm long, erect-spreading, densely foliate. Leaves erect spreading, slightly concave, widely ovate or ovate-lanceolate, narrow at apex, mostly secund, up to ca. 0.75 mm long; margins entire, narrowly revolute near base; costa lacking or short and double; leaf cells oblong-ovate, smooth; alar cells small and quadrate, thick-walled. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.


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