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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien 227/228[I,3]: 878. 1907. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 48, figs. 1–6).

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Map: Schwetschkeopsis fabronia (Schwägr.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks in broad-leaved forests, rarely on moist rocks.
Distribution: China, Korea, Japan, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Heilongjiang: Ning-an Co., C. Gao 6159 (IFP). Jilin: Chang-bai Co., C. Gao 7193 (IFSBH); Jiao-he Co., X.-G. Kang 1986 (IFSBH). Liaoning: An-shan City, Qianshan, C. Gao 1904 (IFSBH); Ben-xi, C. Gao 7055, 7067 (IFSBH); Heng-ren Co., T. Cao 153 (IFSBH); Zhuang-he Co., C. Gao 5787 (IFSBH). Shaanxi: Hu-xian Co., X. Wang 320 (IFSBH), Z.-P. Wei 4554 (IFSBH). Shandong: Qing-dao City, Mt. Laoshan, C. Gao & N.-Z. Bai 34515, 34255 (IFSBH); Mt. Kun-lun, E.-Z. Bai 34268, 24501 (IFSBH) . Xizang: Long-zi Co., M. Zang 1313 (HKAS); Ya-dong Co., M. Zang 87 (HKAS). Yunnan: De-qin Co., L.-S. Wang 2091 (HKAS); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn et al. 550a (MO). Zhejiang: Hang-zhou City, B. C. Tan 93-581 (FH, MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by having dense branches and ecostate leaves.


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1. Schwetschkeopsis fabronia (Schwaegr.) Broth. 拟附干藓 ni fu-gan xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 878. 1907. Helicodontium fabronia Schwaegr., Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 3(2): 294. 1830. Type. Nepal: Wallich s.n.
Schwetschkeopsis denticulata (Sull.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 878. 1907. Leskea denticulata Sull., Musci Allegh. 19. 1846.
Schwetschkeopsis japonica (Besch.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 878. 1907. Schwetschkea japonica Besch., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 7, 17: 362. 1893.
Plants slender, green or yellowish green, glossy, in flat patches. Stems creeping, pinnately branched, branches in equal length, not circinate when dry, julaceous; rhizoids numerous, scattered. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, 0.5–0.7 mm long, concave, shortly acute at apex; leaf margins plane, serrulate; costa absent; leaf marginal cells thin- walled; median leaf cells elliptic, 20–28 µm × 4–7 µm, often mammillose on the back; alar cells clearly differentiated, quadrate or flat quadrate; branch leaves similar to stem leaves, slightly smaller. Dioicous. Setae 4–8 mm long, erect; capsules oblong-ovoid, symmetrical; peristome double; exostome teeth papillose above, striate below; endostome segments as long as the teeth; cilia present. Calyptrae cucullate. Spores 13–20 µm in diameter.


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