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Published In: Journal of Japanese Botany 20: 255. 1944. (J. Jap. Bot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/5/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Illustrations: Ditrichum brevidens Nog. (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Ditrichum brevidens Nog. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)


Habitat: on soil in alpine grasslands.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Specimens Examined:


Specimens examined: Sichuan: Mu-li Co., C. Gao et al. 20458, 20482 (IFSBH). Yunnan: Bin-chuan Co., M.-K. Cui 870c (YUKU).


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2. Ditrichum brevidens Nog.   短齿牛毛藓 duan-chi niu-mao xian
J. Jap. Bot. 20(5): 255. 1944. Type. China: Taiwan, Tai-nan Co., Noguchi 6352 (holotype NICH).

Plants minute to medium-sized, 0.3–3.0 cm high, yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple, or sparsely branched. Leaves erect-appressed when dry, erect-spreading when moist, the upper leaves larger, 2.0–2.1 mm long, the lower ones 1.0–1.4 mm long, gradually to rather abruptly narrowed from an ovate base to a setaceous to subulate acumen; margins plane, entire; costa stout, percurrent to shortly excurrent; upper cells (shoulder cells) short-rectangular, 13–26 µm × 5–7 µm, thin-walled; basal cells elongate, rectangular, 20–40 µm × 8–12 µm, thin-walled, pellucid. Dioicous. Setae straight, ca. 1 cm long, yellowish; capsules erect to suberect, oblong-cylindric, ca. 2.4 mm × 0.5–0.6 mm, yellowish brown, contracted at the mouth; opercula short, conic-rostrate; annuli in 2 rows of large, thick-walled cells, deciduous; peristome teeth short, linear, 80–100 µm long, undivided, reddish brown, densely papillose. Spores 10–13 µm in diameter, nearly smooth.

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