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Published In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, Zweite Auflage 11: 353. 1925[1925]. (Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2)) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Camptothecium auriculatum (A. Jaeger) Broth. (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Camptothecium auriculatum (A. Jaeger) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)


Habitat: on soil, rocks, and tree trunks; alt. 2560–4100 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Gansu: Mt. Xinglong, J.-W. Zhang 33055 (IFSBH). Guizhou: Mei-tan Co., J. Tang 18 (PE). Jiangxi: Mt. Lushan, P.-J. Lin 355 (IBSC); Mt. Sanqing, X.-M. Zhao 237 (HSNU). Qinghai: Nang-qen Co., B. C. Tan 95-136 (FH, MO). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., L.-M. Li 1820 (WUK); Hu Co., Z.-P. Wei 4500 (WUK); Mt. Taibai, X.-J. Li 808 (PE). Sichuan: Mt. Wolong, T. Cao 43102 (IFSBH); Nan-ping Co., S. He 30331a, Redfearn 35402 (both in MO); Ruo-er-gai Co., S. He 30821a (MO). Xinjiang: Ürümqi City, R.-L. Zhu 93264 (HSNU). Xizang: San-an Co., M. Zang 1556c (HKAS). Yunnan: Dulongjiang, M.-Z. Wang 117220 (PE); Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 9662d (PE). Zhejiang: Kai-hua Co., C.-Y. Tian 98, 620 (both in HSNU).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Camptothecium auriculatum is characterized by the large plants, irregularly branched stems, cordate branch leaves, auriculate leaf bases, and nearly percurrent leaf costae. It was synonymized with Palamocladium leskeoides (Hook.) E. Britton by Hofmann (1998).


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1. Camptothecium auriculatum (A. Jaeger) Broth.   耳叶斜蒴藓   er ye xie shuo xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2) 11: 353. 1925. Brachythecium auriculatum A. Jaeger, Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–77: 340. 1878. Type: Sakhalin.
Hypnum auriculatum Lindb., Contr. Fl. Crypt. As. 10: 250. 1872, hom. illeg.
Plants rather robust, in large, dense mats. Stems prostrate or ascending, to 10 cm long, irregularly branched. Stem leaves narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 1.89–2.20 mm × 0.68–0.81 mm, deeply plicate, long acuminate, often reflexed at apex, auriculate at base; margins serrate above mid-leaf, entire below; costae single, slender, ending in leaf acumen; median leaf cells linear, 35–52 µm × 5–8 µm, smooth; alar cells differentiated, not extending toward costa at leaf base, shortly rectangular, slightly thick-walled; basal juxtacostal cells loose, not pitted; branch leaves triangularly lanceolate or cordate at base, plicate, slenderly acuminate at apex; margins serrate above. Setae 10–15 mm long, papillose; capsules inclined, elongate-ellipsoidal; peristome not seen. Spores not seen.


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