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Published In: Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 12: 593. 1869. (J. Linn. Soc., Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Z.-H. Li 1985 (Fig. 11, a–g, as Fissidens microcladus).

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Map: Fissidens gardneri Mitt. (Distribution in China)

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Habitat: on rocks or tree bark.
Distribution: China, Japan, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, the Philippines, Africa, and Americas.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/11/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Guangdong: Lofu Shan (Mt.), Magill et al. 8152 (MO). Guangxi: Shang-si Co., Z.-H. Li 2206 (IBSC, SYS). Shangdong: Qing-dao City, Schwabe 8 (JE). Yunnan: Jing-hong Co., Redfearn et al. 34055 (MO); Meng-hai Co., Redfearn et al. 34121 (MO).


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18. Fissidens gardneri Mitt.    短肋凤尾藓   duan-le feng-wei xian
J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 593. 1869. Type. Brazil: Gardner s.n.
Fissidens brevinervis Broth., Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss. Math.-Naturwiss. Cl. 133: 559. 1924. Type. China: Sichuan (Setschwan), Handel-Mazzetti 5306 (holotype H-BR).
Fissidens elegans auct. non Brid., Iwatsuki & Suzuki (1982: 391).
Fissidens microcladus Thwait. & Mitt. in Mitt., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 13: 324. 1873.
Plants yellowish green, growing in lax patches. Leafy stems usually simple, rarely branched, 1.5–4.0 mm long, 0.9–1.4 mm wide; axillary hyaline nodules not differentiated; central lacking. Leaves in 6–11 pairs, lowest leaves small, scale-like, widely arranged; upper leaves closely arranged, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 0.77–1.10 mm × 0.20–0.26 mm, round to obtuse, rarely acute at apex; base of dorsal laminae wedge-shaped; margins serrulate; vaginant laminae 1/2–2/3 the leaf length, unequal; costa usually lightly yellowish brown, ending below the apex, sometimes distally forked with a very short branch; cells of apical and dorsal laminae quadrate to hexagonal, 3.4–10.5 µm long, minutely pluripapillose, thin-walled; cells of vaginant laminae similar to those of apical and dorsal laminae; limbidia usually appearing only on lower one-half of vaginant laminae of upper leaves or lacking. Sporophytes unknown.


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