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Published In: Symbolae Sinicae 4: 11. 1 f. 4. 1929. (Symb. Sin.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/5/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Illustrations: Pringleella sinensis Broth. (Figs. 1–8.)
Map: Pringleella sinensis Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)


Habitat: on soil.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Specimens Examined:


Specimen examined: Yunnan: see the type information of Pringleella sinensis cited above.

Notes     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
general taxon notes:


This species is similar to Pringleella pleuridioides Card., but it differs in having smaller capsules and spores. Seppelt (1987) indicated the similarity of P. sinensis to Astomiopsis sinensis and suggested transferring this species to the genus Astomiopsis


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1. Pringleella sinensis Broth. in Handel-Mazzetti   中华并列藓 zhong-hua bing-lie xian
Symb. Sin. 4: 11. 1929. Type. China: Yunnan, Lijiang, alt. 2950 m, Handel-Mazzetti 12615 (holotype H).
Plants minute, up to 2 mm high, pale yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems erect, simple, radiculose at the base. Leaves small, ca. 0.6 mm long, distant at the lower stems, much larger and crowded near the stem apex, imbricate, concave, ovate to oblong-ovate, acute or apiculate at the apex,; margins plane, entire or serrulate near the apex; costa stout, subpercurrent; upper leaf cells subquadrate or short-rectangular, rather thick-walled, smooth; basal cells narrowly rectangular, moderately thick-walled. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves differentiated from the vegetative leaves, larger, lanceolate, ca. 1.9 mm long, costa shortly excurrent. Setae very short, ca. 1 mm long; capsules immersed, ovoid; opercula convex, half-spherical, shortly rostrate; annuli persistent; peristome teeth absent. Spores 20 µm in diameter, densely papillose.
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