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Published In: Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano, Nuova Serie 4: 271. 1897. (Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Rhynchostegium pallenticaule Müll. Hal. (Figs. 1–9.)
Map: Rhynchostegium pallenticaule Müll. Hal. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: unknown.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Shaanxi: Mt. Laoyusan, Giraldi 1473 (FI).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Rhynchostegium pallenticaule is very similar to R. pallidifolium in several aspects, such as the length of median leaf cells, the serration of leaf margins, and the shapes of basal leaf cells, but differs by its leaf shapes. In R. pallenticaule, the leaves are oblong-lanceolate (1.2–1.9 mm × 0.6–0.7 mm) with slender acuminate apices; while in R. pallidifolium, the leaves are broadly ovate (2.2–3.2 mm × 1.1–1.2 mm) with shortly acuminate apices.


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5. Rhynchostegium pallenticaule Müll. Hal.   淡枝长喙藓   dan zhi chang hui xian
Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 4: 271. 1897. Type: China. Shaanxi, March 1896, Giraldi s.n.
Plants small, slender, somewhat glossy, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, with branches ca. 1.0 cm long. Stem and branch leaves similar, erect-spreading when dry and moist, oblong-lanceolate, 1.2–1.9 mm × 0.6–0.7 mm, constricted at base, gradually acuminate, sometimes twisted at apex; margins serrulate above, entire below; costae slender, slightly excavate; median leaf cells long linear, hyaline, lax, 140–190 µm × 7–9 µm; alar cells few, in 1–3 rows, quadrate or shortly rectangular. Perichaetial leaves sheathing at base, ecostate, slenderly acuminate, reflexed at apex. Setae ca. 20 mm long, reddish, twisted, smooth; capsules nearly globose, slightly inclined, curved above, with a short neck, wide at mouth; peristome unknown. Spores not seen.
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