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Published In: Archives de Botanique, Bulletin Mensuel 1: 67. 2. 1927. (Arch. Bot. Bull. Mens.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: Lyellia platycarpa Cardot & Thér. (Figs. 1–13.)
Map: Lyellia platycarpa Cardot & Thér. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: commonly on moist substrates, forest ground in alpine regions; alt. 2670–3600 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Shaanxi: Mt. Taibai, Z.-X. Peng 53 (PE); Pingan Temple, Z.-P. Wei 5517 (PE). Sichuan: Dao-cheng Co., M.-Z. Wang 814021c (PE). Yunnan: Li-jiang Co., Handel-Mazzetti 3000 (H, MO), Handel-Mazzetti 6665 (H); Mt. Yu-long, Q.-W. Wang 30672, 30734, 30746 (all in PE), W.-M. Zhu 50 (PE); Xue-song Village, W.-X. Xu 145, 815 (both in PE).


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2. Lyellia platycarpa Card. & Thér.   宽果异蒴藓   kuan guo yi shuo xian
Arch. Bot. Bull. Mens. 1: 67. f. 2. 1927. Type: China. Yunnan.
Lyellia minor W.-X. Xu & R.-L. Xiong, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 6: 181. f. 6. 1984. Type: China. Xizang, Lin-zhi (Nyingchi) Co., Xejilha Shan, alt. 4600 m, P.-C. Chen 356 (holotype YUKU).
Plants medium-sized, usually 2–5 cm high. Stems erect, with scale-like leaves at base, more leaves near the apex. Leaves slightly crisped when dry, erect-patent when moist, lanceolate, suddenly narrowed from a broadly sheathing base; ventral lamellae usually in 20–25 rows, 3–5 cells high; median cells rounded oval, 9–14 µm wide, thick-walled, mostly bistratose; cells at sheathing base unistratose, narrowly rectangular, mostly 15–30 µm × 5–9 µm, hyaline, thin-walled; margins single-or double-toothed, teeth minute; costa broad, reaching to the apex, grossly dentate on the back above. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves 1.0–1.5 cm long. Setae 2.0–2.5 cm long; capsules oblate-globose, with lateral arching keels, symmetrical, curved; stomata at the base of urns, surrounded by small cells. Spores spherical, 10–17 µm in diameter, verrucose.


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