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Published In: Tropical Bryology 10: 68. 1995. (Trop. Bryol.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/18/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Illustrations: Pohlia timmioides (Broth.) P.C. Chen ex Redf. & B.C. Tan (Figs. 11–14.)
Map: Pohlia timmioides (Broth.) P.C. Chen ex Redf. & B.C. Tan (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Habitat: on soil walls in wet places; alt. 3500–4100 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Yunnan: De-qin Co., D.-C. Zhang 221c (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/4/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is similar to Pohlia crudoides, but differs in having much larger plants and stiff stems.


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24. Pohlia timmioides (Broth.) P.-C. Chen ex Redfearn & B. C. Tan   狭叶丝瓜藓   xia ye si gua xian
Trop. Bryol. 10: 68. 1995. Webera timmioides Broth., Symb. Sin 4: 52. 1929. Type: China. Yunnan, northwestern part of the province, Handel Mazzetti 9761 (holotype H).
Plants relatively large, up to 40 mm high, stiff, yellowish green, glossy, in dense patches or tufts. Stems erect, densely foliate, not or scarcely branched, with dense brownish rhizoids at base. Leaves appressed or erect-patent when dry, spreading when moist, keeled, narrowly lanceolate to linear, reddish at base, 1.5–2.5 mm × 0.4–0.5 mm, shortly acuminate to acute at apex; margins recurved at base or near apex, serrulate above the middle; costae ending nearly at the apex; median leaf cells linear, 60–100 µm × 6–9 µm, more or less thick-walled; apical and basal cells shorter and broader than the median cells. Gemmae absent. Dioicous. Setae slender, ca. 20 mm long; capsules suberect to nearly horizontal, club-shaped, ca. 5 mm long; opercula small, conic, sharply apiculate; peristome double; endostome segments linear, rarely perforate; basal membrane low; cilia absent. Spores not seen.


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