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Published In: Studien über die ostasiatischen Arten der Pottiaceae 1: 62, 9. 1940. (Stud. Ostasiat. Art. Pottiaceae) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Illustrations: Reimersia inconspicua (Griff.) P.C. Chen (Figs. 7–10.)
Map: Reimersia inconspicua (Griff.) P.C. Chen (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Habitat: on wet forest ground or rocks near waterfalls.
Distribution: China, Nepal, India, and the Philippines.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Shandong: Yan-tai City, Faber 1272 (H). Sichuan: Omei Shan (Mt.), Handel-Mazzetti 7058 (H); Tian-quan Co., Z.-L. Wu 12121 (HKAS). Taiwan: Hua-lien Co., Shevock 15069 (MO). Xizang: Mo-tuo Co., S.-K. Chen 98a (HKAS); Nie-la-mu Co., S.-K. Chen 128 (HKAS).


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1. Reimersia inconspicua (Griff.) P.-C. Chen    仰叶藓 yang-ye xian
Hedwigia 80: 62. 1941. Hymenostylium inconspicuum (Griff.) Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 33. 1859. Gymnostomum inconspicuum Griff., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 2: 480. 1842. Type. India: Khasia, Churra, Griffith 843.
Didymodon fortunatii Card. & Thér., Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 19: 18. 1909. Type. China: Guizhou (Kweitschow), Pin-fan, I. 1904, Fortunat 1683 (isotype PE).
Hymenostylium diversirete Broth., Symb. Sin. 4: 32. 1929. Type. China: Yunnan, Yungning, Handel-Mazzetti 7058 (holotype H).
Racopilum formosicum Horik., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 48: 458 f. 2. 1934. Type. China: Taiwan, Taito Co., Mt. Chipon, Dec. 29, 1932, Y. Horikawa s.n.
Plants medium-sized to rather large, to 4 cm high, green to yellowish brown, in loose tufts. Stems erect, simple or irregularly branched. Leaves in three ranks, loose, widely spreading when dry, reflexed to squarrose when moist, ovate-lanceolate, strongly keeled above, sheathing at the base, somewhat decurrent; margins plane, entire; costa stout, excurrent in a short awn; upper leaf cells quadrate to short-rectangular or irregularly hexagonal, smooth, somewhat hyaline, irregularly thick-walled, trigonous, weakly porose; basal cells linear-rectangular, several rows of cells at the margins linear, smooth, thick-walled, often porose. Setae elongate, 5–8 mm high; capsules erect, ovoid; opercula conic-rostrate, with a long, oblique beak.
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