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Published In: Brittonia 36: 87. 1984. (Brittonia) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Hondaella entodontea (Müll. Hal.) W.R. Buck (Figs. 1–10.)
Map: Hondaella entodontea (Müll. Hal.) W.R. Buck (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks or rocks; alt. 2000–3930 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.


Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:


Chinese specimens examined: Shaanxi: Ning-shan Co., M.-X. Zhang & Y.-G. Wang 3695a, 4108b (both in XBGH). Shanxi: Hun-yuan Co., Yi-du-quan, K.-J. Guan & Y.-L. Chen s.n. (PE). Sichuan: Ba-tang Co., S. He 31379 (MO, PE); Mu-li Co., Lindiaodui 2 (MO, PE). Xizang: Mt. Everest, X.-G. Wang 1 (PE); Zou-gong Co., D.-C. Zhang 7371, 7434 (both in HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
Buck (1984) considered this species to be close to Isopterygium and transferred it to Hondaella based on the erect capsules with reduced endostome, the differentiated alar cells, and the flattened habit.


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2.  Hondaella entodontea (C. Müll.) W. R. Buck   绢光拟灰藓 juan guang ni hui xian
Brittonia 36(1): 87. 1984. Bryosedgwickia entodontea (C. Müll.) Fleisch., Hedwigia 63: 211. 1922. Pylaisaea entodontea C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s. 3: 111. 1896. “Pylaisia.” Type: China. Shaanxi (Schen-si), Mt. Si-ku-tziu-san, July 1894, Giraldi s.n.
Plants medium-sized, yellowish green, glossy. Stems prostrate, flattened, 4–6 cm long, irregularly branched, branches short, simple, rarely branched, ca. 7 mm long; in stem cross section epidermal cells not differentiated, outer cortical cells 2–4 rows, small, thick-walled, medullar cells large, thin-walled; central strand absent. Stem leaves and branch leaves similar, dense, secund when dry, ovate- to elliptical-lanceolate, slenderly acuminate, plicate; margins entire; costae double, short or indistinct; leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, smooth; alar cells quadrate or shortly rectangular, numerous. Setae 5–6 mm long, orange-yellow, smooth; capsules erect, cylindrical, symmetric; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; peristome single, endostome reduced; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, pale yellow, hyaline, cross-striate at base. Calyptrae not seen. Spores not seen.


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