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Published In: Edinburgh Journal of Science 3: 226. 1825. (Edinburgh J. Sci.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Reese & P.-J. Lin 1991 (figs. 105–108).
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Map: Syrrhopodon spiculosus Hook. & Grev. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/11/2009)
Habitat: very rare; on decaying logs in humid forests at moderate elevations.
Distribution: China, Sri Lanka, throughout Malaysia, Australia, and western Oceania.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/11/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimen examined: Hainan: Le-dong Co., P.-J. Lin et al. 4088 (IBSC, LAF).

Notes     (Last Modified On 3/11/2009)
general taxon notes:


This species is known in China only from the single specimen cited above. It is similar only to S. hainanensis; see discussion under that species for distinctions.


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15. Syrrhopodon spiculosus Hook. & Grev.    细叶网藓 xi-ye wang xian
Edinburgh J. Sci. 3: 226. 1825. Type. Singapore: Wallich s.n. (isotype NY ).
Plants small to medium-sized, 0.5–1.5 cm high, pale yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems elongate, rhizoids purple-red, often copious and conspicuous. Leaves curled-contorted when dry, flexed at shoulders and spreading to somewhat patent when wet, involute distally, linear-acuminate above scarcely broader base, 3–4 mm long, axillary hairs inconspicuous; costa spinose-papillose abaxially and adaxially above leaf base; cells of upper laminae obscure, isodiametric, pluripapillose abaxially, bulging-pluripapillose adaxially, dorsal papillae usually tall, peg-like, and pointing distally near leaf tip; margins of upper laminae bordered all around with hyaline cells, entire except toothed toward apex and ciliate at shoulders, border difficult to see sometimes due to involution of margins; cancellinae rounded distally; gemmae frequent, inconspicuous, adaxial on tip of costa. Sporophytes not seen.
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