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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 59: 266. 1985[1985]. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Leptocladiella delicatula (Broth.) J.R. Rohrer (Figs. 1–12.)
Map: Leptocladiella delicatula (Broth.) J.R. Rohrer (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: mostly on tree trunks; alt. 2400–2800 m.
Distribution: China, Nepal, Sikkim, India, and Myanmar.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Xizang: Ji-long Co., S.-K. Chen 245a (MO); Shangqinghe, M. Zang 4250 (HKAS, PE); Ya-dong Co., M. Zang 473 (MO). Yunnan: Yang-bi Co., Redfearn et al. 516 (MO).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:


This species is characterized by having short leaf apices, long-decurrent leaf bases, and differentiated alar cells that are hyaline and shortly quadrate.


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1. Leptocladiella delicatula (Broth.) Rohrer   纤枝薄壁藓 qian zhi bao bi xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 59: 266. 1985. Macrothamnium delicatulum Broth., Symb. Sin. 4: 131. 1929. Type: China. Sichuan, Yan-yuan (Yenyüen) Co., Handel-Mazzetti 1486 (holotype H).
Plants soft, yellowish green or light green, glossy. Main stems slender and elongate, falcate-spreading, densely pinnately or bipinnately branched, unbranched at base. Branches usually arcuate, 1–2 cm long. Stem leaves appressed when dry, nearly round, with a small cuspidate, reflexed apex, long decurrent at base, ca. 0.9 mm × 0.7 mm, plicate; margins reflexed, serrulate above; costae long, often forked at base; median leaf cells linear, slightly vermiform, 35–45 µm × 4.0–4.5 mm, thin-walled, minutely prorate; basal cells rectangular, with walls slightly thicker than that of median leaf cells, somewhat pitted; alar cells large, rectangular, thin-walled; branch leaves appressed, broadly ovate or nearly round, acute at apex, long-decurrent at base, 0.7 mm × 0.5 mm; margins reflexed, serrate above; costae long, often forked; leaf cells strongly prorate.


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