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Published In: Mosses of Eastern India and Adjacent Regions 4: 927. 1974. (Mosses E. India) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Pohlia gedeana (Bosch & Sande Lac.) Gangulee (Figs. 1–5.)
Map: Pohlia gedeana (Bosch & Sande Lac.) Gangulee (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on soil; alt. 2100–2500 m.
Distribution: China, Bhutan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Yunnan: He-kou City, W.-X. Xu 404 (HKAS, YUKU); Kunming City, X.-J. Li 80-2055 (HKAS); Mangshi City, Nanjing Univ. Exped. Team 23, 43 (both in HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
Eddy (1996) treated this species as a synonym of Bryum clavatum, but we disagree with this treatment. The latter species has leaves distinctly bordered at margins, while Pohlia gedeana does not have a border differentiation. Ochi (1985) retained this species in the genus Bryum. In our opinions, the serrulate leaf margins and narrowly rhomboidal leaf cells warrant that this species is better placed in Pohlia than in Bryum.


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9. Pohlia gedeana (Bosch & Sande Lac.) Gang.   南亚丝瓜藓   nan ya si gua xian
Mosses E. India 4: 927. 1974. Bryum gedeanum Bosch. & Sande Lac., Bryol. Jav. 1: 147. pl. 120. 1860. Type: Indonesia. Java.
Plants small, ca. 10 mm high, green to yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems reddish, erect, simple or branched, with rhizoids at base. Leaves crowded at apex, sparse below, flexuous when dry, spreading when moist, narrowly oblong-ovate, flat or concave, narrowed toward base, ca. 2.0–2.5 mm long; margins serrulate above the middle; costae percurrent; median leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, 51–95 µm × 11–19 µm, linear-rhomboidal near the margins, but borders not differentiated; basal cells enlarged, rectangular. Gemmae absent. Sporophytes not seen.
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