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Published In: Species Muscorum Frondosorum, Supplementum Tertium 1(1): 224: a. 1827. (Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 3) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Bryum paradoxum Schwägr. (Figs. 1–7.)
Map: Bryum paradoxum Schwägr. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on soil or thin soil over rocks; alt. 1600–3800 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and South America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Gansu: Wen Co., M.-X. Zhang 724 (HKAS, WUG). Guizhou: Mt. Leigong, S.-Z. Jiang 10371 (HKAS). Henan: Lu-shi Co., M.-X. Zhang & D.-Q. Lu 1502 (HKAS, WUG). Shaanxi: Hu Co., M. Wang 264 (HKAS); Mt. Qingling, P.-C. Chen 225 (HKAS, PE); Ning-shan Co., D.-C. Zhang 65 (HKAS, WUG). Shandong: Mt. Lao, C. Gao 34568 (HKAS, IFSBH); Mt. Tai, C. Gao 33974 (HKAS, IFSBH). Xizang: Mi-lin Co., S.-K. Chen 4866 (HKAS); Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 4454 (HKAS). Yunnan: De-qin Co., D.-C. Zhang 271 (HKAS); Gen-ma Co., S.-Y. Zeng 80-956 (HKAS); Gong-shan Co., M. Zang 1232b (HKAS); Kai-yuan Co., Maire 164 (MO).


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31. Bryum paradoxumSchwaegr.   近高山真藓   jing gao shan zhen xian
Sp. Musc. Frond., Suppl. 3, 1(1): pl. 244a. 1827. Type: Nepal. Hooker s.n.
Bryum andrei Card. & P. de la Varde, Rev. Bryol. 50: 20. f. 6. 1923.
Bryum pseudoalpinum Ren. & Card., Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 34: 62. 1895[1896].
Bryum tsanii C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s. 4: 248. 1897. Type: China. Shaanxi (Schen-si), Aug. 1896, Giraldi s.n.
Bryum rubigineum C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s. 5: 165. 1898. Type: China. Shaanxi (Schen-si), March 1895, Giraldi s.n.
Bryum alpinum var. teretiusculum (Hook.) Podp., Prace Morav.-Slez. Akad. Ved. Prir. 24: 306. 1952. Bryum teretiusculum Hook., Icon. Pl. 1: pl. 20. f. 1. 1836.
Plants small, ca. 10 mm high, yellowish green above, blackish below, not glossy, in loose tufts. Stems often branched by innovations. Leaves appressed when dry, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, lower leaves ca. 1.7 mm long; upper leaves ca. 2.8 mm long, indistinctly concave; margins often narrowly recurved, upper margins serrulate; costae excurrent, ending in short awns, reddish brown at base; upper and median leaf cells narrowly hexagonal, 40–70 µm × 9–11 µm, thin-walled or slightly thick-walled; marginal cells somewhat narrower, thin-walled, not clearly differentiated; basal cells quadrate to hexagonal, lax, reddish brown, slightly thick-walled. Dioicous. Setae ca. 10–20 µm long, curved, reddish brown; capsules oblong-pyriform to club-shaped, pendulous, reddish brown; neck slightly shorter than urn; exostome teeth orange-brown at base, hyaline above; endostome segments widely perforate; basal membrane ca. 2/3 the height of teeth; cilia 2–3, as long as the segments, clearly appendiculate. Spores 10–17 µm in diameter, mostly smooth.
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