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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): 1027. 1908. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Homomallium simlaense (Mitt.) Broth. (Figs. 1–15.)
Map: Homomallium simlaense (Mitt.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)


Habitat: on rocks; alt. 2700–4850 m.
Distribution: China, Pakistan, and India.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Ba-tang Co., X.-J. Li 81-2811b (HKAS); Dao-cheng Co., M.-Z. Wang 814010e (PE); De-rong Co., X.-J. Li 81-1524 (HKAS); Xiang-cheng Co., J.-L. Yang 4407a (HKAS). Xizang: Mang-kang Co., L.-Q. Li 76004 (PE); Shuang-hu Distr. K.-Y. Lang 1349 (PE). Yunnan: Li-jiang Co., M. Zang 1625 (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Homomallium simlaense is similar to Heterophyllium haldanianum (Grev.) Fleisch. (=Callicladium haldanianum) and Homomallium connexum in overall habit and leaf shape, but differs from the latter two species in having shortly acuminate leaf apices and shorter leaf cells.


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6. Homomallium simlaense (Mitt.) Broth.   南亚毛灰藓   nan ya mao hui xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. 1 (3): 1027. 1908. Pylaisia simlaensis (Mitt.) Jaeg. Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–77: 307 (Gen. Sp. Musc. 2: 373). 1878. Stereodon simlaensis Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 95. 1859. Type: India.
Homomallium loriforme (Broth.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 1027. 1908. Hypnum loriforme (Broth.) Par., Index Bryol. Suppl. 204. 1900. Stereodon loriformis Broth., Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn. 24(2): 42. 1898.
Plants large to rather robust, yellowish green. Stems creeping, irregularly to subpinnately branched; branches about 1.0 cm long. Leaves erect, ovate- to oblong-lanceolate, shortly or gradually acuminate, 1.2–1.7 mm × 0.40–0.65 mm, concave; margins plane, rarely incurved at base, subentire; costa double, short, sometimes indistinct; median and upper leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, 40–60(–70) µm × 4–6 µm, thin-walled, smooth; alar cells numerous, quadrate, in 4–7 rows, obscure, with 15–25 cells extending along the margins. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves oblong-lanceolate, shortly acuminate, nearly entire, costa indistinct. Setae about 1.8 cm long, yellowish brown or reddish brown, twisted; capsules horizontal, ca. 1.8 mm × 0.8 mm, curved, yellowish brown, strongly constricted when dry; perfect double peristome, with 1–2(–3) cilia; opercula conic, shortly rostrate. Spores ca. 10–14 µm in diameter, smooth.


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