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Published In: Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 13: 323. 1873. (J. Linn. Soc., Bot.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Illustrations: Iwatsuki 1959 (Fig. 5, as F. garberi).

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Map: Fissidens minutus Thwaites & Mitt. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/11/2009)
Habitat: on soil or rocks.
Distribution: China, India, Indochina, Malaysia, Africa, and throughout the Americas.

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Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Taiwan: Hua-lien Co., Iwatsuki 3442 (as Fissidens garberi, NICH).


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33. Fissidens minutus Thwait. & Mitt. in Mitt.   微凤尾藓   wei feng-wei xian
J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 13: 323. 1873. Type. Sri Lanka: Thwaites 144 (isotype S).
Fissidens chungii Thér., Ann. Crypt. Exot. 5: 167. 1932. Type. China: Fujian (Fukien), Ku-shan, Fu-zhou City (Foochow), H.-H. Chung 320 (lectotype PC).
Fissidens garberi Lesq. & James, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts Sci. 14: 137. 1879.
Plants tiny. Leafy stems simple, ca. 5.0 mm long, 1.5 mm wide; axillary hyaline nodules not developed; central strand lacking. Leaves in 6–8 pairs, upper leaves lingulate, 0.7–1.1 mm × 0.20–0.25 mm, rounded to obtuse, rarely acute at apex; base of dorsal laminae wedge-shaped; margins serrulate; vaginant laminae 1/2–2/3 the leaf length, more or less equal; costa ending below the leaf apex; cells of apical and dorsal laminae quadrate to hexagonal, 3.5–8.0(–10) µm long, minutely pluripapillose, thin-walled; cells of vaginant laminae similar to those of apical and dorsal laminae; limbidia marginal, one cell thick, usually appearing only on lower one-half of vaginant laminae of upper leaves or perichaetial leaves. Sporophytes not seen.
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