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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 9: 10. 7. 1953. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/27/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Okamuraea brachydictyon (Cardot) Nog. (Figs. 1–6.)
Map: Okamuraea brachydictyon (Cardot) Nog. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on rocks or tree trunks.
Distribution: China, Korea, and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Guangdong: Le-chang Co., L. Zhang 727 (SYS, IFSBH). Hubei: Mt. Shen-nong-jia, P.-C. Wu 267 (MO, PE). Jilin: Chang-bai Co., C. Gao 1227 (IFSBH); Dun-hua City, X.-Z. Lin 2745 (IFSBH); Jiao-he Co., X.-G. Kang 1964 (IFSBH); Mt. Zhengfeng, X.-G. Kang 7682, 2773 (IFSBH). Liaoning: Feng-cheng Co., X.-Y. Jia 957 (IFSBH). Shanghai: Jia-ding Distr., S.-M Xu 106, 240 (MO, PE). Sichuan: Wen-chuan Co., B. Allen 6718g (MO). Taiwan: Lushan (Mt.), C.-C. Chuang B101458 (NY). Zhejiang: Ning-bo City, Oldham s.n. (H); De-qing Co., P.-C. Wu 1213 (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is different from O. hakoniensis (Mitt.) Broth. by its small plants, short branches without flagelliform branchlets, small and mostly plane leaves with obtuse apices, and shorter leaf cells (12–19 µm long vs. 20–30 µm long).


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1. Okamuraea brachydictyon (Card.) Nog. 短枝褶藓 duan-zhi zhe xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 9: 10. 1953. Brachythecium brachydictyon Card., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 17: 34. 1904. Syntypes. Korea: Ouen-San, Faurie 134; Fusan, Faurie 145.
Plants small, brownish green to yellowish green, dull or slightly shiny, in dense mats. Primary stems creeping, up to 3–4 cm long; crowded with short branches; rhizoids abundant; branches erect or pendent, covered with dense leaves, rounded, obtuse at apex, sometimes with branchlets bearing clustering gemmae; flagelliform branches absent. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate upward, somewhat plicate; margins plane, entire; costa slender to rather thick, generally ending at 2/3 the leaf length; median leaf cells oval, 12–19 µm × 8–10 µm; upper cells slightly elongate; basal cells short, 8.5–11.0 µm long, sometimes similar to alar cells; alar cells quadrate to subquadrate; branch leaves similar to stem leaves, but smaller. Sporophytes unknown.


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