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Published In: Bulletin de géographie botanique; organe mensuel de l’Académie Internationale de Botanique 21: 271. 1911. (Bull. Géogr. Bot.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/23/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Symphyodon weymouthioides Cardot & Thér. (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Symphyodon weymouthioides Cardot & Thér. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: unknown.
Distribution: China and India.


Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: see type information cited above.

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Symphyodon weymouthioides is distinguished from its closely related species, S. angustus, S. erinaceus, and S. gollanioides, by having leaf apices subentire and apiculate.


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4. Symphyodon weymouthioides Card. & Thér. 贵州刺果藓 gui-zhou ci-guo xian
Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 21: 271. 1911. Type. China: Guizhou, (Kouy-Tcheou), Cavalerie s.n. (holotype PC; isotype S).
Plants slender, medium-sized, 3–6 cm long, yellowish to golden brown, glossy. Stems irregularly branched. Stem leaves and branch leaves similar, moderately imbricate, clearly concave, ovate to broadly ovate; (0.9–)1.0–1.3 mm × (0.4–)0.6–0.8 mm; leaf apices apiculate; margins faintly serrulate to subentire above, entire below; costae unequal, extending to 1/4–1/3 total leaf length; apical leaf cells slightly shorter than adjacent cells; median cells linear, 50–60 µm × 3.5–4.5 µm, faintly prorate; alar cells differentiated, quadrate, of 3–5 rows extending 3–4 cells up the margins. Perichaetial leaves sheathing at the base, abruptly acuminate at the apex; cells moderately thick-walled, porose, costae double, short or indistinct. Setae ca. 1.5 cm long, papillose distally, smooth proximally; capsules erect, oblong-ovoid, symmetric, ca. 2.2 mm × 1.1 mm, sparsely to moderately echinate; walls of exothecial cells moderately thickened, rectangular, 60–85 µm × 20–30 µm; spines to 50 µm long; annuli differentiated, of 3–4 rows of small, quadrate cells; opercula ca. 1.25 mm long, conic-rostrate; exostome teeth 0.4–0.5 mm long, faintly papillose at tips; endostome segments 0.20–0.25 mm long, narrow, smooth, perforate, keeled; basal membrane low, 35–45 µm high. Spores ca. 18 µm in diameter, papillose.
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