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Published In: Hikobia 6(1–2): 19. 1971. (Hikobia) Name publication detail
 

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Illustrations: Noguchi 1994, fig. 523.


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Map: Rhytidiadelphus japonicus (Reimers) T.J. Kop. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/3/2009)
Distribution:
Habitat: mostly on rocks.
Distribution: China, Japan, Korea, and Alaska.
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/3/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Chongqing: Nan-chuan Co., M.-Z. Wang 860635 (PE), M.-Z. Wang 860660 (MO, PE), X.-Y. Hu H0757 (PE), Z.-Y. Liu 3665 (PE). Fujian: Jiang-le Co., M.-Z. Wang 48810 (PE). Guizhou: Mt. Fanjing, P.-C. Wu 23747 (PE). Jilin: Mt. Changbai, C. Gao 1107 (IFSBH, PE). Shaanxi: Hu-xian Co., M. Wang 556 (MO). Sichuan: Mao-wen Co., Q.-Z. Zhen 187 (MO).
 

Notes     (Last Modified On 4/3/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species was originally known to be distributed in Eastern Asia. Schofield and Talbot (1991) reported it from Alaska.

 

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1. Rhytidiadelphus japonicus(Reim.) T. Kop.   仰尖拟垂枝藓   yang jian ni chui zhi xian
Hikobia 6: 19. 1971. Rhytidiadelphussquarrosus (Hedw.) Warnst. subsp. japonicus Reim. in Reim & Sak., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 64: 559. 1931. Type: Japan.
Rhytidiadelphuscalvescens (Lindb.) Broth. var. densifolius Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève, ser. 2, 5: 324. 1913.
 
Plants usually robust, ca. 15 cm long, reddish brown, with innovations. Stems prostrate, remotely foliate, irregularly branched; branches short, gradually becoming slender toward the apex, often producing branchlets. Stem leaves squarrose, broadly rounded-ovate to round, abruptly constricted into a short and curved apex, ca. 2.5 mm × 2.0 mm, hardly decurrent at base; margins toothed above; branch leaves erect-spreading in upper branches, broadly ovate, smaller than stem leaves; marginal teeth sharper than those of stem leaves; median leaf cells 45–55 µm × 5.5–6.0 mm, thin-walled, somewhat collenchymatous; basal cells rectangular, thick-walled; alar cells clearly differentiated, loosely arranged, rectangular or hexagonal, 28–32 µm × 15–20 mm, thick-walled, pitted. Inner perichaetial leaves lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm long, long-acuminate, toothed above. Perigonia on stems; inner perigonial leaves long-acuminate. Setae 30–40 mm long, reddish brown, twisted; capsules horizontal, oblong-ovoid, 2.5 mm × 1.5 mm; opercula conic, slenderly rostrate, ca. 0.8 mm long; exostome teeth ca. 0.6 mm long, yellowish brown above, hyaline below; endostome segments as high as the teeth; cilia 3, as long as the segments.
 
 
 


 

 
 
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