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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 39: 508. 1975. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Illustrations: Didymodon japonicus (Broth.) K. Saito (Figs. 1–6.)
Map: Didymodon japonicus (Broth.) K. Saito (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Habitat: on rocks or soil walls.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Yong-chun Co., D.-K. Li 374 (HKAS, SHM). Henan: Xin-yang Co., Ji-gong Shan (Mt.), H.-J. Yu 12 (HKAS). Qinghai: Da-tong Co., J.-M. Liu 6397 (HKAS). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 598 (HKAS, WUG); Hu Co., M. Wang 635 (HKAS). Sichuan: Wen-chuan Co., Y. Xuan 17825 (HKAS). Xizang: Jiang-zi Co., M. Zang 851b (HKAS). Zhejiang: Wen-zhou City, D.-K. Li 5435 (HKAS, SHM).


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10. Didymodon japonicus (Broth.) Saito    日本对齿藓 ri-ben dui-chi xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 39: 508. 1975. Hymenostyliella japonica (Broth.) Saito, J. Jap. Bot. 46: 145. 1971. Molendoa sendtneriana (Schimp.) Limpr. var. japonica (Broth.) Iwats., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 20: 319. 1958. Molendoa japonica Broth., Öfvers. Forh. Finska Vetensk.-Soc. 62A (9): 6. 1921. Type. Japan: Nagano Pref., Togakushi, Uematsu 779.
Plants small, ca. 10 mm high, green to yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple or branched. Leaves narrowly ovate-lanceolate, usually contorted when dry, erect-spreading when moist; margins entire, revolute; costa stout, percurrent; upper leaf cells green, rounded hexagonal, thick-walled, smooth or rarely with single low papilla; basal cells irregularly rectangular, thin-walled, smooth, hyaline. Gemmae present, numerous, club-shaped, often in the leaf axils.
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