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Published In: Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 21(3): 37. 1971. (Mem. New York Bot. Gard.) Name publication detail

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/7/2009)
Illustrations: Polytrichastrum formosum (Hedw.) G.L. Sm. (Figs. 8–14.)
Map: Polytrichastrum formosum (Hedw.) G.L. Sm. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/7/2009)
Habitat: on alpine and subalpine forest ground; alt. 2700–3800 m.
Distribution: China, Himalayas, Japan, Russia, Europe, North America, and North Africa.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/7/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., K.-J. Guan 262 (PE). Guangdong: Jiao-ling Co., L. Deng 11577 (MO); Mt. Dinghu, H. Wu B260 (MO). Guizhou: Lei-shan Co., Crosby 15639 (MO); Mt. Fanjing, Crosby 15772, 15784 (both in MO). Hubei: Mt. Shennongjia, 1980 Sino-Amer. Exped. 1461a (MO). Jiangxi: Mt. Lushan, P.-C. Chen et al. 8059, 8063 (both in MO). Sichuan: Bao-xin Co., S.-Y. Hu 19 (PE); Mu-li Co., Nonglin Exped. Team 391 (PE); Xiang-cheng Co., S. He 31778 (MO, PE). Taiwan: Chia-yi Co., C.-C. Chuang 6412 (MO), Koponen 17320 (MO), M.-J. Lai 10069 (MO); Ilan Co., Shevock 18225 (CAS, MO), T.-I. Yang 008 (MO); Miao-li Co., Shevock 14371 (CAS, MO). Xizang: Cha-yu Co., C.-W. Wang 6138 (PE). Yunnan: Wei-xi Co., C.-W. Wang 4226, 4283, 4466 (all in PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/7/2009)
general taxon notes:
The var. formosum differs from var. densifolium (Hedw.) Iwats. & Nog. by having dioicous condition, lower lamellae, and entire apical cells of the lamellae.


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3. Polytrichastrum formosum (Hedw.) G. L. Smith   大拟金发藓   da ni jin fa xian
Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 21(3): 37. 1971. Pogonatum formosum (Hedw.) P. Beauv., Mém. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 461. 1823. Polytrichum formosum Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 92. Pl. 19. f. 1a. 1801. Type: Europe. Sudeten.
3a. Polytrichastrum formosum var. formosum   大拟金发藓原变种   da ni jin fa xian yuan bian zhong
Polytrichum commune var. attenuatum (Menz. ex Brid.) Hook. & Tayl., Muscol. Brit. 26. 1818. Polytrichum attenuatum Menz. ex Brid., J. Bot. (Schrader) 1800(2): 286. 1801.


Polytrichum formosum var. intersedens (Card.) Osada, J. Jap. Bot. 41: 81. 1966. Polytrichum intersedens Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 1: 130. 1909.
Polytrichum pallidisetum auct. non Funck, Crypt. Gew. Fichtelgeb. 3: 55. 1802.
Plants medium-sized to large, mostly 5–10(–15) cm long. Stems usually simple, erect. Leaves densely crowded or appressed when dry, erect or erect-spreading when moist; lower leaves scale-like; upper leaves 6–10 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, with a broad sheathing base; ventral lamellae in 35–65 rows, 4–6 cells high; apical cells of lamellae arching, lumen rather large, similar to the lower ones, thin-walled; leaf margins sharply toothed; costa broad, ending in the apex, extending into a filiform acumen, often spinose on back; median leaf cells rounded ovate to rounded quadrate, 8.5–10 µm wide, sometimes oblate; cells at sheathing base narrowly rectangular, 65–85 µm × 7–10 µm. Dioicous. Setae slender, 2–5 cm long; capsules with 4 obtuse keels, exserted, apophyses small, indistinct; epiphragm fleshy; opercula with a short beak; annuli differentiated; peristome teeth 64, ca. 20–25 µm long. Calyptrae cucullate, densely covered with golden cilia or hairs. Spores spherical, (10–)13–16 µm in diameter, verrucose.


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