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Published In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, Zweite Auflage 11: 487. 1925. (Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2)) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Hylocomiastrum himalayanum (Mitt.) Broth. (Figs. 1–14.)
Map: Hylocomiastrum himalayanum (Mitt.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: mostly in alpine or broad-leaved forests, rarely on soil over rocks; alt. 2360–3000 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Korea, and the Himalayas.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Bao-xing Co., X.-Y. Hu 22 (PE); Dujiangyan City, Y. Jia 06918, 06960, 07038 (all in PE); Lu-ding Co., Q.-Q. Wang 028 (PE); Mt. Erlangshan, C. Gao et al. 18351 (IFSBH); Mt. Omei, J.-X. Luo 439 (PE); Song-pan Co., Redfearn 1325 (MO). Taiwan: Nan-tou Co., S.-H. Lin 72 (MO, TUN). Xizang: Cha-yu Co., M.-Z. Wang 7850-b, 8507-a (both in PE). Yunnan: Fu-gong Co., M.-Z. Wang 6747-a (PE); Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 10888-c (PE); Wei-xi Co., M.-Z. Wang 6486 (PE); Zhong-dian Co., H.-F. Xie 2057 (PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by the dimorphic stem and branch leaves and the single costa.


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1. Hylocomiastrum himalayanum (Mitt.) Broth.   喜马拉雅星塔藓   xi ma la ya xing ta xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2), 11: 486. 1925. Hylocomium himalayanum (Mitt.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1877–78: 348. 1880. Stereodon himalayanum Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 2: 113. 1859. Type: the Himalayas.
Plants usually dull-green, slightly glossy. Secondary stems red, somewhat thick, 2–3-pinnately branched; central strand present; paraphyllia short, usually with short cells; pseudoparaphyllia small, foliose, with irregularly forked dentation; branches slightly slender, with attenuate terminals, erect-spreading, usually forming a sympodial growth pattern, ca. 15 cm. Stem leaves and branch leaves somewhat differentiated; leaves cordate, branch leaves smaller, sometimes broadly ovate-lanceolate, plicate; margins often toothed, with multi-cells; costa single, strong, extending half the leaf length; laminal cells irregularly linear, prorate; basal cells gradually becoming shorter and wider, pitted. Inner perichaetial leaves ovate-lanceolate, ecostate, not plicate. Capsules ovoid, sometimes with apophyses, erect-spreading to horizontal; opercula conic, shortly rostrate. Spores 9–16 µm in diameter.
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