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Published In: Die Musci der Flora von Buitenzorg 4: 1462. 1923. (Musci Buitenzorg) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Ctenidium ceylanicum Cardot (Figs. 1–15.)
Map: Ctenidium ceylanicum Cardot (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on rocks; alt. 2450 m.
Distribution: China and Sri Lanka.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: Sichuan: Mt. Omei, Lian-wang-bo, S.-M Yu 649 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by the pinnately branched stems, spreading and recurved stem leaves, weakly serrulate leaf margins, thick-walled leaf cells, and rectangular alar cells.


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3. Ctenidium ceylanicum Card. in Fleisch.   斯里兰卡梳藓   si li lan ka shu xian
Musci Buitenzorg 4: 1462. 1922. Type: Sri Lanka.
Plants medium-sized, yellowish green or brownish green, glossy. Stems prostrate or slightly ascending, ca. 5 cm long, densely pinnately or subpinnately branched, branches ca. 1 cm long; pseudoparaphyllia triangular, shortly acuminate. Stem leaves spreading or curved, sometimes rugose, weakly falcate, 1.2–1.6 mm × 0.5–0.8 mm, broadly ovate- or ovate-lanceolate, slenderly acuminate, cordate at base, long decurrent; margins recurved above, slightly rugose, serrulate; costae double, reaching 1/5–1/4 the leaf length; median leaf cells 70–80 µm × 2.5–4.0 µm, not prorate; alar cells shortly rectangular or elliptic, rarely rhombic, somewhat porose; branch leaves flattened, slightly falcate, 0.9–1.2 mm × 0.3–0.5 mm, broadly ovate-lanceolate, gradually acuminate, recurved above at margins. Dioicous. Inner perichaetial leaves erect, broadly ovate-lanceolate, abruptly narrowed into long acumens, serrulate above, costae 2. Setae 1.0–1.2 cm long, reddish brown, usually smooth; capsules horizontal, ellipsoid, ca. 0.9 mm × 0.5 mm, slightly curved; opercula long rostrate. Spores 17–25 µm in diameter.


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