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Published In: Taiwania 21: 152. pl. 1. 1976. (Taiwania) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 3/23/2009)
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Illustrations: M.-J. Lai 1976 (Pl. 1, figs. 1–5).

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Map: Cyathophorella taiwaniana M.J. Lai (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/23/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks or rocks.

Distribution: endemic to China.


Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/23/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: see the type information cited above.

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/23/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is similar to Cyathophorella hookeriana by having distinct borders on leaves and hairy apices, but differs by the costae of the amphigastria almost reaching the apices and by having secondary stems sometimes branched.


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7. Cyathophorella taiwaniana M.-J. Lai 台湾雉尾藓 (新拟) tai-wan zhi-wei xian
Taiwania 21(2): 152. 1976. Type. China: Taiwan, Mt. Ali, M.-J. Lai 333 (holotype TAI).
Plants slightly yellowish green, loosely tufted. Primary stems creeping, brown rhizoids tomentose; secondary stems simple, up to 4 cm high, rarely pinnately branched. Lateral leaves ovate, cuspidate at the apex, symmetric, ca. 3.5 mm × 2.0 mm; leaf margins nearly entire, distinctly bordered by 2–4 rows of narrow cells; costa reaching half the length of leaf; laminal cells rhomboidal-hexagonal; amphigastria larger, ovate, symmetric, ca.1.0 mm × 1.5 mm; leaf margins nearly entire, distinctly bordered; costa single, reaching the middle of leaves or percurrent. Setae light yellow, 0.8–1.0 cm long; capsules erect, oblong-cylindrical, usually 2–3 mm long.
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