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Published In: Sunyatsenia 6: 193. pl. 32. 1941. (Sunyatsenia) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: Vesicularia hainanensis P.C. Chen (Figs. 1–12.)
Map: Vesicularia hainanensis P.C. Chen (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on soil or rocks in forests; alt. 650–900 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hainan: Bai-po Co., Q. He 1151, 1201, 3081 (all in PE); Mt. Wuzhi, Bryology Exped. Team 2433 (PE). Xizang: Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 1933a (HKAS).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is close to Vesicularia dubyana (C. Müll.) Broth., but differs in having much longer leaf apices.


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3. Vesicularia hainanensis P.-C. Chen   海南明叶藓   hai nan ming ye xian
Sunyatsenia 6: 193. 1941. Type: China. Hainan, Pepu, Z. Ho 1122 (holotype PE).
Plants rather robust, pale green, somewhat glossy, in tufts. Stems prostrate, 4–6 cm long, leafy stems ca. 1.4 mm wide, pinnately branched, branches up to 1 cm long, with numerous clustered rhizoids. Leaves appressed when dry, curled when moist, concave, asymmetric, elliptic to broadly elliptic, acuminate, ca. 1.0 mm × 0.5 mm; margins plane, serrulate above; costae double, short or absent; leaf cells rhombic to hexagonal, basal cells rectangular; alar cells hardly differentiated. Autoicous. Setae 1.0–1.5 cm long, smooth, curved, reddish yellow; capsules pendulous, ovoid to ellipsoid, ca. 1.3 mm × 0.8 mm; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; peristome double, exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, cross-striate below, hyaline and papillose above on outer surface, trabeculate on the inner surface; endostome segments as long as the teeth, keeled, perforate; basal membrane 144 µm high; cilia 1–2, hyaline, papillose. Spores ca. 10 µm in diameter, brownish green, smooth or papillose.


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