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Published In: Bulletin de la Société Botanique de Genève, Sér. 2 5: 317. 1913. (Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Pseudoleskeopsis tosana Cardot (Figs. 1–6.)
Map: Pseudoleskeopsis tosana Cardot (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)


Habitat: on wet rocks.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hainan: Chang-jiang Co., Redfearn 35725, 35909, 35914 (FH, MO). Shandong: Qing-dao City, Lao Shan Mt., C. Gao 34534, 34535, 34576 (IFSBH). Zhejiang: Putuo Shan (Mt.), D.-K. Li 7002 (IFSBH, SHM); Xitianmu Shan (Mt.), R.-L. Hu 202 (ALTA).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is distinguished from P. zippelii by having acute leaf apices and rectangular to linear leaf cells. However, the Chinese specimens we examined sometimes have shorter leaf cells (only 10–15 µm × 4–7 µm).


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1. Pseudoleskeopsis tosana Cardot 尖叶拟草藓 jian-ye ni cao xian
Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 5: 317. 1913. Type. Japan.
Pseudoleskeopsis hattorii Nog., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 2: 82. 1947.
Plants brownish green to yellowish green, in mats. Primary stems creeping, with numerous branches; branches short, erect, ca. 1 cm long. Leaves dense, curved when dry, keeled; stem leaves broadly lanceolate, gradually tapered to a long acuminate apex, 1.0–1.5 mm long; branch leaves ovate to oblong-ovate, acute, usually secund, asymmetric, 0.7–1.2 mm × 0.35–0.60 mm, shortly plicate; costa thick, strong, ending near apex, generally not percurrent; margins dentate, apical cells projecting and dentate at leaf tips; leaf cells smooth, thick-walled; median cells rectangular, 10–15 µm × 4–7 µm; basal cells shortly rectangular. Inner perichaetial leaves lanceolate, plicate, acuminate, up to 2.5 mm long; costa thin, slightly percurrent; cells rectangular, thin-walled. Setae 1.5–3.0 cm long, reddish brown; capsules pendent, 1.5–2.0 mm long, with apophysis, contracted at mouth when dry; annuli differentiated, consisting of one layer of cells; exostome teeth ca. 0.3 mm long, subulate, transversely striate below, finely papillose above; endostome segments as long as the teeth, folded; basal membrane high; cilia 2–3. Spores spherical, 13–15 µm in diameter.
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