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Published In: Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Sitzungsberichte, Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Abteilung 1 133: 580. 1924. (Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1,) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Sciaromiopsis sinensis (Broth.) Broth. (Figs. 1–7.)
Map: Sciaromiopsis sinensis (Broth.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: submerged in running water of rivers; alt. 1350 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., M.-Z. Wang 86059 (PE). Guizhou: Li-ping Co., Y.-X. Xiong LP031088 (GACP). Sichuan: Mu-li Co., Q. Li 1865 (IFSBH); Yan-bian Co., L.-S. Wang 3668 (IFSBH). Xizang: Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 3762 (IFSBH). Yunnan: Meng-hai Co., W.-X. Xu 6264, 6301, 6429, 6450 (all in MO).

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

Sciaromiopsis sinensis is characterized by its leaves with differentiated borders. Ochyra (1986) suggested that it should be placed in the Donrichardsiaceae based on this character. This species was thought to be endangered in China because few new collections had been made (T. Cao et al. 2006). Based on our studies, we do not think that S. sinensis should be placed in the endangered species list.



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1. Sciaromiopsis sinensis (Broth.) Broth.   中华厚边藓   zhong hua hou bian xian
Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 133: 580. 1924. Sciaromium sinense Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 131: 218. 1922. Type: China. Sichuan (Setschwan), Xichang Co. (Ningyuen), Daliang-schan, Handel-Mazzetti 972 (syntypes H, NY); Yunnan, Lijiang, Handel-Mazzetti 6836 (syntype H, not seen).
Sciaromiopsis brevifolia Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 133: 580. 1924. Type: China. Sichuan (Setschwan), Huili, Lungdschu-schan, Handel- Mazzetti 926 (holotype H, isotype S).
Plants slender or rather robust, green or brownish green, somewhat glossy. Stems prostrate, irregularly branched, with erect or ascending branches; stem elliptical in cross section; cortical cells thick-walled, in 2–3 layers; central strand present. Stem and branch leaves similar, erect or slightly secund, 1.7–2.2 mm × 2.5–3.8 mm, ovate at base, gradually acuminate at apex, somewhat decurrent at base; margins plane, serrulate above, marginal borders differentiated by linear cells, in 5–8 rows, 3–5-stratose; costae single, thick, percurrent or excurrent; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 20–70 mm × 4–10 mm, thin-walled; alar cells hexagonal, inflated. Sporophytes not seen.


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