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Published In: European and N. American Bryineae (Mosses) 1: 13. 1897. (Eur. N. Amer. Bryin.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: P.-C. Wu (ed.) 2001 (Pl. 56, figs. 1–9).
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Map: Lindbergia brachyptera (Mitt.) Kindb. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Habitat: on bases of tree trunks.
Distribution: China, Japan, Far East of Russia, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Jiangsu: Nan-jing City, M. Zang 6543 (IFSBH). Liaoning: Kuan-dian Co., Buck 23769 (NY), B.-C. Tan 93-642 (FH, NY). Nei Mongol: Xi-lin-hao-ti City, Z.-G. Gong 1085, 1086, 1096 (IFSBH). Shaanxi: Hu Co., Z.-P. Wei 4530 (HKAS, IFSBH); Ln-Kia-Po, Giraldi 2121 (as Pylaisia entodontea, H). Sichuan: Ma-er-kang (Markam) Co., Allen 6884, 6932 (MO), Redfearn 35103 (MO). Xizang: Long-zi Co., M. Zang 1358, 1478, 1480 (HKAS, IFSBH). Yunnan: Bao Shan (Mt.), J.-X. Luo 811821 (IFSBH, PE); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn 502a, 872b (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
general taxon notes:
Lindbergia austinii sometimes is treated as variety of Lindbergia brachyptera. They are similar in overall leaf shape, size, and leaf cells; the differences between them are in the leaf margins (plane vs. slightly incurved) and peristome teeth (40 µm wide vs. to 80 µm wide and densely papillose vs. finely papillose).


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1. Lindbergia brachyptera (Mitt.) Kindb. 细枝藓 xi-zhi xian
Eur. N. Amer. Bryin. 1: 13. 1897. Pterogonium brachyptera Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 8: 37. 1864. Type. British North America.


Lindbergia austinii (Sull.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 993. 1907. Lindbergia brachyptera var. austinii (Sull.) Grout, Moss. Fl. N. Amer. 3: 196. 1934. Leskea austinii Sull., Icon. Musci Suppl. 81. 1874.
Plants medium-sized, dark green to brown, dull, in tufts. Stems creeping, up to 2–3(–5) cm long, with abundant rhizoids, irregularly or somewhat pinnately branched; branches slender, straight or sometimes curved, ca. 1(–2) cm long, attenuated at apex; paraphyllia few to abundant, linear to narrowly lanceolate. Leaves appressed, slightly secund when dry, spreading when moist, broadly ovate to oblong-ovate at base, gradually or rapidly tapered to a lanceolate apex, (0.6–)0.8–1.1 mm × (0.35–)0.40–0.50 mm; margins plane or slightly incurved, smooth, entire, sometimes slightly revolute at base; costa single, thick, strong, ending at 2/3 the leaf length; upper and median leaf cells rounded quadrate to rounded polygonal, 12–20 µm × 8–12 µm, unipapillose, thick-walled; basal cells near margins flatly rectangular, 12–17 µm × 5–8 µm, in several rows. Monoicous. Setae erect, 5–7(–10) mm long; capsules erect, symmetric, shortly cylindrical; peristome single, pale yellowish, narrowly to somewhat broadly lanceolate, 200–230 µm long, 40–78 µm wide, papillose; opercula conic, with short blunt beaks. Spores not seen.


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