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Published In: Philippine Journal of Science 13: 205. 1918. (Philipp. J. Sci.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Gymnostomiella longinervis Broth. (Figs. 1–6.)
Map: Gymnostomiella longinervis Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on wet soil near roadside.
Distribution: China, Japan, and the Philippines.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Guangxi: Gui-lin City, T. Cao 21914 (IFSBH). Jiangsu: Nan-jing City, Collector unknown s.n. (PE). Taiwan: (according to Arts 1998).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:

The genus Gymnostomiella has been traditionally treated in the Splachnaceae by major Chinese floras [P.-C. Chen et al. 1963; X.-J. Li (ed.) 2000]. We feel that this species should be treated under the Pottiaceae.


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1. Gymnostomiella longinervis Broth.   长肋疣壶藓   chang-le you-hu xian
Philipp. J. Sci. 13: 205. 1915. Type. The Philippines: Panay, Iloilo Province, Robinson 18053.
Plants very small, soft, green or yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, slender, simple or rarely branched, sparsely foliate below, radiculose at base; central strand absent. Leaves erect, lingulate or oblong-obovate to spatulate, slightly concave above, constricted at base, rounded-obtuse or bluntly acute at apex; margins plane, entire below, finely crenulate because of papillose cells; costa slender, ending several cells below leaf apex; upper leaf cells lax, thin-walled, quadrate to hexagonal, papillose; lower cells elongate, rectangular, hyaline and smooth. Dioicous. Gemmae present in upper leaf axils. Perichaetial leaves enlarged, slightly sheathing at base; inner perichaetial leaf cells smooth, serrulate at apex. Setae thick, yellowish; capsules ovoid, reddish brown; opercula conic, long-rostrate; annuli none; peristome absent. Calyptrae narrowly cucullate. Spores small, spherical.
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