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Published In: Acta Botanica Yunnanica 3: 109. f. 5. 1981. (Acta Bot. Yunnan.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/13/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Illustrations: Tortula planifolia X.J. Li (Figs. 4–6.)
Map: Tortula planifolia X.J. Li (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Habitat: on rocks.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Specimens examined: Xinjiang: Yi-wu Co., J.-C. Zhao 4289a (HKAS). Xizang: Long-zi Co., M. Zang 1043a, 1059 (HKAS).


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5. Tortula planifolia X.-J. Li    平叶墙藓 ping-ye qiang xian
Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3: 109, f. 5. 1981. Type. China: Xizang, Long-zi Co., Zhun-ba, M. Zang 1042a (holotype HKAS).
Plants small, less than 10 mm high, dark green above, reddish brown below, in loose tufts. Stems erect, usually irregularly branched, radiculose below. Leaves contorted-curved when dry, spreading when moist, oblong-obovate or spathulate, rounded-obtuse, somewhat sheathing at base; margins plane, entire or crenulate by projecting papillae, borders indistinct; costa slender, excurrent, ending in a short, smooth, hyaline awn; upper leaf cells quadrate to hexagonal, thin-walled, each cell covered by several C-shaped papillae; basal cells sharply differentiated, rectangular, hyaline, mostly smooth. Autoicous. Setae ca. 5 mm long; capsules erect, cylindrical; peristome teeth filiform, twisted, densely papillose, with low or high basal membrane. Spores yellowish, smooth.


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