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Published In: Flora Vitiensis 399. 1873. (Fl. Vit.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
Related Objects:
Illustrations: Nishimura 1985, fig. XV.


Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
Habitat: on soil, rocks, rarely on branches.
Distribution: China, Society Islands, and Hawaii.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: No specimen has been seen (description based on literature).

Notes     (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by the irregularly pinnately branched stems with elongate branches, slightly falcate and ovate-lanceolate stem leaves, thin-walled and prorate leaf cells, slightly serrulate leaf margins, and thin-walled alar cells.
Distribution of this species in China is doubtful. Nishimura (1985) excluded it from China and annotated the specimens from Taiwan as Ctenidium serratifolium.


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11. Ctenidium stellulatum Mitt. in Seemann   散枝梳藓   San zhi shu xian
Fl. Vit.: 399. 1873. Hypnum stellulatum (Mitt.) Par., Index Bryol. 686. 1902. Type: Society Is. Bidwill s.n.
Plants medium-sized, yellowish green or brownish green, glossy. Stems up to 2.5 cm long, irregularly pinnately branched; branches ca. 6 mm long or longer; pseudoparaphyllia triangular, shortly acuminate. Stem leaves erect to patent, sometimes curled, ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–1.7 mm × 0.5–0.6 mm, gradually and slenderly acuminate, twisted at apex, cordate at base, decurrent; margins plane or slightly recurved above, serrulate; costae double, ca. 1/5 the length; median leaf cells 50–65 µm × 3–4 µm, prorate; alar cells shortly rectangular or elliptic; branch leaves 1.3–1.4 mm × 0.3–0.4 mm, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, slenderly acuminate. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.
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