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Published In: Journal of Science of the Hiroshima University, Series B, Division 2 (Botany) 16: 229. 1978[1979]. (J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., Ser. B, Div. 2, Bot.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: Schistidium liliputanum (Müll. Hal.) Deguchi (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Schistidium liliputanum (Müll. Hal.) Deguchi (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on exposed boulders and rocks in mountain areas.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Jilin: Mt. Changbai, Koponen 36800 (H, IFSBH). Shaanxi: Hu Co., Mt. Zulu (Sao-y-san), J. Giraldi 2063 (H, S). Sichuan: Ruo-er-gai Co., S. He 30698a (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
Schistidium liliputanum is distinguished from other species of Schistidium by having small plants, only up to 1 cm high, deeply immersed capsules, basal marginal leaf cells with transverse walls distinctly thicker than longitudinal walls, and leaves, especially perichaetial leaves, usually with long-denticulate to spinulose hyaline hair-points. With small plants and deeply immersed capsules in large perichaetial leaves, Bremer (1980b) considered S. liliputanum as an expression of Schistidium “confertum form group” and reduced it to synonymy of S. apocarpum. In our opinion, the “conferturn form group” does not belong to S. apocarpum. Schistidium liliputanum is a distinct species from S. apocarpum although it is closely related to S. confertum both gametophytically and sporophytically. Schistidium liliputanum differs from S. confertum in having basal marginal leaf cells with thicker transverse walls and thinner longitudinal walls and leaves with longer and denticulate hyaline hair-points.


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3. Schistidium liliputanum (C. Müll.) Deguchi   细叶连轴藓   xi-ye lian-zhou xian
J. Sci. Hiroshima Univ., Ser. B, Div. 2, Bot., 16(2): 229. 1979. Grimmia liliputana C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n. ser. 5: 188. 1898. Type. China: Shaanxi (Schen-si), Zu-lu, Oct. 1896, J. Giraldi s.n. (isolectotypes H, S).
Plants small, only up to 1 cm high, reddish brown or green, in low dense cushions. Stems sparsely branched, without central strand in cross section. Leaves erect, imbricate when dry, spreading when moist, small, keeled above, 1.4–1.7 mm long, lanceolate from a narrowly ovate base, gradually narrowed toward apex, ending in a denticulate to spinulose hyaline hair-point; margins entire, recurved on one or both sides, bistratose above; costa prominent, ending below apex, dorsally smooth or nearly so, with homogeneous cells in cross section; upper cells unistratose except at margins, irregularly quadrate, 4–6 µm wide, with thick and somewhat sinuose walls; median cells short-rectangular, 7–11 µm × 5–7 µm, with sinuose walls; basal marginal cells quadrate to short-rectangular, somewhat transparent, with transverse walls thicker than longitudinal walls; basal juxtacostal cells rectangular, with smooth or lightly sinuose walls. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves much larger than vegetative leaves, ending in a long, spinulose to denticulate, hyaline hair-point. Setae much shorter than capsules, only ca. 0.2–0.3 mm long; capsules small, erect, immersed, ovoid, ca. 1.0 mm long, reddish brown, smooth; exothecial cells oblate, with rather thin walls; stomata present at base of the urns; annuli absent; opercula with straight or slightly oblique beaks; peristome teeth lanceolate, yellowish brown to reddish brown, strongly perforate above, outer surface densely papillose above, sparsely papillose in somewhat vertical rows below, inner surface papillose throughout. Calyptrae small, mitrate. Spores 9–11 µm in diameter, yellowish, nearly smooth.


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