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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 38: 633. f. 12–24. 1974. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Polytrichastrum papillatum G.L. Sm. (Figs. 1–15.)
Map: Polytrichastrum papillatum G.L. Sm. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/7/2009)


Habitat: on rocks covered with soil in alpine mountains; alt. 4700 m.
Distribution: China and the Himalayas.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/7/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: Xizang: see the type of Polytrichum alpinum var. fragariforme cited above.


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6. Polytrichastrum papillatum G. L. Smith   莓疣拟金发藓   mei you ni jin fa xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 38: 633. f. 12–24. 1974. Polytrichum papillatum (G. L. Smith) Anderson, Crum & Buck, Bryologist 93: 466. 1990. Type: Kashmir, Duthie s.n.
Polytrichastrum alpinum var. fragariforme (W.-X. Xu & R.-L. Xiong) Redf. & P.-C. Wu, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 73: 199. 1986. Polytrichum alpinum Hedw. var. fragariforme W.-X. Xu & R.-L. Xiong, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 6(2): 183. Pl. 8, f. 1–6. 1984. Type: China. Xizang, Ding-jie Co., M. Zang 2069 (holotype HKAS).
Polytrichum alpinum var. strawberriforme W.-X. Xu & R.-L. Xiong in P.-C. Wu, J.-X. Luo & M.-Z. Wang, Gloss. Terms Names Bryoph. 97. 1984, nom. nud.
Plants small. Stems erect, simple, ca. 2 cm long. Leaves densely crowded at upper stems, appressed when dry, erect-patent when moist; basal leaves often scale-like; middle and upper leaves lanceolate, concave from a sheathing, rounded ovate base; leaf margins entire or serrulate, bordered by hyaline cells; ventral lamellae in 30–40 rows, usually 5–6 cells high, apical cells of lamellae pyriform, with rather small lumen and thick-walled, strawberry-like papillose; costa broad, spinose on back near apex; median leaf cells rounded ovate to rounded quadrate, thick-walled, 10–15 µm wide, cells at sheathing base irregularly rectangular, 18–25 µm × 5–8 µm. Dioicous. Setae slightly curved, ca. 1.5 cm long; capsules inclined, shortly cylindrical, constricted at base, with stomata at base of urns; opercula beaked; peristome with ca. 40 teeth, hyaline, rarely in pairs; membrane fleshy. Calyptrae cucullate, densely ciliate. Spores spherical, 10–12 µm in diameter, papillose.
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