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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 1135. 1908. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Homalothecium leucodonticaule (Müll. Hal.) Broth. (Figs. 12–21.)
Map: Homalothecium leucodonticaule (Müll. Hal.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on soil in forests; alt. 25–1300 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: She-xian Co., Courtois 305 (PE). Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., X.-Y. Hu 0008 (MO, PE). Fujian: Chang-ting Co., X.-L. Zhao 349 (PE). Guangdong: Zhaoqing City, Redfearn 34387 (MO). Henan: Mt. Jigong, H.-J. Yu 24 (MO, PE); Xi-xia Co., J.-X. Luo 225 (PE). Hunan: Southwest, Handel-Mazzetti 11017 (H). Jiangsu: Nanjing City, M. Zang A2 (HKAS); Yi-xing Co., P.-C. Wu & J.-X. Jin 2091 (MO). Jiangxi: Mt. Sanqing, X.-M. Zhao 1650 (HSNU). Sichuan: Hong-yuan Co., Redfearn 35179 (MO). Taiwan: Miao-li Co., S.-H. Lin s.n. [Bryophytes of Taiwan Exsiccatae ser. 1, no. 24 (MO)]. Xizang: Mo-tuo Co., K.-Y. Lang 469 (PE), Y.-G. Su 2339 (MO). Yunnan: Gong-shan Co., J.-X. Xi 675 (HKAS); Kunming City, W.-X. Xu 6456 (MO); Li-jiang Co., X.-J. Li 80-195 (HKAS); Lu-nan Co., S.-C. Li 36 (HKAS); Meng-hai Co., W.-X. Xu 6099 (MO); Meng-zi Co., M. Zang 42680, 42689 (both in HKAS); Song-ming Co., Koponen 37731 (H, MO). Zhejiang: Mt. West Tianmu, Y.-F. Wang 333 (HSNU).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Homalothecium leucodonticaule was reduced to synonymy of H. celebesiae (Müll. Hal.) Broth. by Enroth (1993) or to synonymy of H. laevisetum by Hofmann (1998).


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2. Homalothecium leucodonticaule (Müll. Hal.) Broth.   白色同蒴藓   bai se tong shuo xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 1135. 1908. Ptychodium leucodonticaule Müll. Hal., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 4: 268. 1897. Type: China. Shaanxi, Nov. 1895, Giraldi s.n.
Homalothecium perimbricatum Broth., Akad. Wiss. Wien Sitzungsber., Math.-Naturwiss. Kl., Abt. 1, 131: 220. 1922. Type: China. Yunnan, Handel-Mazzetti 309.
Homalothecium perimbricatum var. brevifolium Takaki, J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 14: 13. 1955.
Homalothecium sinense Paris & Broth., Rev. Bryol. 35: 128. 1908. Type: China. Shanghai, Courtois s.n.
Plants rather stout, yellowish green, somewhat glossy, in dense mats. Stems prostrate, densely irregularly branched, branches ca. 1.5 cm long, julaceous, blunt or attenuate at tips. Stem leaves imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, shortly ovate-lanceolate, 2.25–2.45 mm × 0.8–1.2 mm, usually multi-plicate, truncate at insertion, shortly narrowly acute or acuminate at apex; margins entire below, serrulate above; costae to well above mid-leaf to leaf apex; median leaf cells linear, 52–70 µm × 4–5 µm; alar cells and basal cells differentiated, quadrate or hexagonal, thick-walled, not hyaline; branch leaves smaller, similar to stem leaves in shape. Sporophytes not seen.


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