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Published In: Nuovo Giornale Botanico Italiano, Nuova Serie 13: 275. 1906. (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 serpenticaule (Müll. Hal.) Broth. (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Rhynchostegium serpenticaule (Müll. Hal.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on soil or rocks; alt. unknown.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., M.-X. Zhang 1927, 3284 (both in WUK); Mt. Laoyi, Giraldi 1521 (FI). Sichuan: Wan-yuan Co., G.-L. Peng 15, 21 (both in WUK); Mt. Omei, J.-X. Luo 752 (PE).



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8. Rhynchostegium serpenticaule (Müll. Hal.) Broth. in Levier   匐枝长喙藓   fu zhi chang hui xian
Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 13: 275. 1906. Eurhynchium serpenticaule Müll. Hal., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 4: 271. 1897. Type: China. Shaanxi, Giraldi s.n.
Plants rather large, elongate, green or yellowish green, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, to 4–8 cm long, irregularly pinnately branched, with branches ca. 1.0–1.5 cm long. Stem and branch leaves similar, shortly ovate-lanceolate, 1.4–1.8 mm × 0.63–0.86 mm, plane or slightly irregularly undulate, shortly acuminate, often twisted at apex; margins serrulate above; costae slender, reaching ca. 3/4 the leaf length; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 70–95 µm × 4.0–5.5 µm; basal cells differentiated in 2–3 rows across leaf base; alar cells few, shortly oblong or rounded-rhombic. Setae ca. 16 mm long, twisted, smooth; capsules elongate-ovoid, inclined; exostome teeth cross-striolate below, vertically striolate above; endostome segments perforate; basal membrane high; cilia 3, nodulose. Spores not seen.


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