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Published In: Journal of Japanese Botany 26: 52. 1951. (J. Jap. Bot.) Name publication detail
 

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Illustrations: Sakuraia conchophylla (Cardot) Nog. (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Sakuraia conchophylla (Cardot) Nog. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on tree trunks; alt. 1600–2700 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
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Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: Mt. Huangshan, Z.-L. Wan 9056 (HSNU); She-xian Co., W.-F. Zheng 1877 (HSNU). Hubei: Wu-feng Co., X.-W. Wu 76 (HKAS). Jiangxi: Mt. Sanqing, X.-M. Zhao 89, 667, 1274, 1287 (all in HSNU). Sichuan: Mt. Kanggu, X.-J. Li 1654 (HKAS). Yunnan: Mt. Hengduan, P.-C. Chen 7082 (PE); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn & Y.-G. Su 645d (MO). Zhejiang: Long-quan Co., P.-C. Wu 240 (PE); Mt. Fengyang, X. Zhang 92476, 92593, 94146, 94235 (all in HSNU); Mt. Jiulong, Z.-L. Liu & R.-L. Hong 441 (HSNU, MO), Z.-L. Liu 1109, 1114, 1942 (all in HSNU).

 

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1. Sakuraia conchophylla (Cardot) Nog.   螺叶藓   luo ye xian
J. Jap. Bot. 26: 52. f. 1–4. 1951. Entodon conchophyllus Cardot, Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 3: 286. 1911. Type: Japan.
Sakuraia macrospora (Broth.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2) 11: 392. 1925. Entodon macrosporus Broth., Öfvers. Förh. Finska Vetensk.-Soc. 62: 27. 1921.
 
Plants medium-sized to rather robust, yellowish green, or sometimes reddish, glossy, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, to ca. 10 cm long, irregularly branched; branches simple, 5–15 mm long, densely foliate, attenuate or blunt at tips. Stem and branch leaves similar, oblong-ovate or oblong-elliptical, 1.40–1.55 mm × 0.50–0.55 mm, deeply concave, abruptly and slenderly acuminate at apex, somewhat constricted at base; margins entire; costae double, short, to ca. 1/5 the leaf length; median leaf cells linear, 50–70 µm × 5–7 µm; apical cells not particular shorter; alar cells numerous, quadrate, extending upward to ca. 15 cells high along margins. Autoicous. Setae 14–25 mm long, reddish brown; capsules ovoid to elongate-ellipsoidal, reddish brown; opercula conic-rostrate; annuli well developed, yellowish brown, consisting of 2–3(–4) rows of inflated cells; peristome double; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, papillose on both surfaces; endostome segments linear, pale yellowish, papillose. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores irregular, 40–55 µm in diameter, papillose.
 
 


 

 
 
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