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Published In: Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien I(3): pl. 568: J–P. 1905. (Nat. Pflanzenfam.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Miyabea fruticella (Mitt.) Broth. (Figs. 10–21.)
Map: Miyabea fruticella (Mitt.) Broth. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Distribution:
Habitat: mostly growing on trees in mountain regions, rarely on rock surfaces.
Distribution: China, Korea, and Japan.
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Anhui: Huang Shan (Mt.), Baieling, P.-C. Chen et al. 7414, 7419 (MO, PE), near Yungu Temple, P.-C. Chen et al. 7515 (PE), Qingliangtai, P.-C. Chen et al. 7347 (PE). Hubei: Mt. Shennongjia, 1980 Sino-Amer. Exped. No. 1148b (BM, MO, NY, PE); Xing-shan Co., J.-X. Luo 961243 (MO, PE). Nei Mongol: Liaohe Plain, Daqinggou, X.-L. Bai 1315 (HIMC). Taiwan: Nan-tou Co., collector unknown (PE).
 

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is typically an East Asiatic taxon. In China, the first record of this species was collected from Huangshan (P.-C. Chen & P.-C. Wu 1965). It was later found in Mt. Xiaoxinganling, Mt. Changbai (C. Gao 1977), and Mt. West Tianmu (R.-L. Hu & Y.-F. Wang 1981).

 

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1. Miyabea fruticella(Mitt.) Broth. 瓦叶藓  wa-ye xian
Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 984. 1907. Lasia fruticella Mitt., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 3: 173. 1891. Type. Japan: Tochigi Pref., Bisset s.n.
 
Plants slender, yellowish green or yellowish brown, not glossy, forming loosely tufted cushions. Stems creeping, pendulous, up to more than 5 cm long, regularly or irregularly pinnately branched, the apices of branches often secund to one side; central strand undifferentiated. Stem leaves and branch leaves nearly isomorphic; stem leaves imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, widely ovate, with acute apices, ca. 1.0 mm × 0.5–0.8 mm; leaf margins nearly entire, only remotely serrulate; costa single, up to the middle of leaves; leaf cells quadrate, rhomboidal or hexagonal, ca. 4–10 µm in diameter, equally thick-walled; basal cells nearly hexagonal, thick-walled; branch leaves slightly smaller, ovate. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves narrowly ovate to lanceolate, sheathing at base, up to 1.5 mm long; costa reaching to the apex. Setae smooth, ca. 1 mm long; capsules ovoid, reddish brown, with a short neck; exothecial cells rhomboidal to hexagonal; exostome teeth yellowish brown, lanceolate, with transversal lamellae; endostome absent; opercula sharply beaked. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth. Spores variable in size, 25–40 µm in diameter, minutely papillose.
 
 
 
 


 

 
 
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