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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 63: 449. 1987. (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: Pseudotaxiphyllum densum (Cardot) Z. Iwats. (Figs. 1–15.)
Map: Pseudotaxiphyllum densum (Cardot) Z. Iwats. (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: on soil, rocks, tree trunks or rotten wood; alt. 160–2100 m.
Distribution: China and Japan.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Fujian: Nan-jing Co., G.-C. Zhang & J.-Y. Feng 118, 293, 328, 501, 567, 688 (all in IFSBH); San-ming City, D.-K. Li 1238 (SHM). Guangdong: Lian-xian Co., G.-Q. Zeng 677, 702, 787 (all in IBSC); Le-chang Co., G.-Q. Zeng 532 (IBSC); Ru-yang Co., G.-Q. Zeng 245 (IBSC). Guangxi: Jin-xiu Co., Luo-xiang,, F.-Z. Wang 2106 (PE); Long-sheng Co., Y.-X. Lin 7 (PE); Xing-an Co., C. Gao & G.-C. Zhang 1265, 1333 (both in IFSBH). Guizhou: Gui-yang City, Guiyang Teachers Univ. Biol. Dept. 96 (PE); Jiang-kou Co., C. Gao & J.-Y. Feng 31720, 32139 (both in IFSBH); Sui-yang Co., C. Gao & J.-Y. Feng 32864, 33538, 33570, 33687 (all in IFSBH). Hainan: Bai-po Co., Z. He 1218 (PE). Jiangxi: Mt. Lu, E.-Z. Bai 36966 (IFSBH); Mt. San-qing, E.-Z. Bai 37594 (IFSBH). Yunnan: Cang-yuan Co., S.-Y. Zeng 801194a, 80-1290 (both in HKAS); Jing-dong Co., X.-J. Li 80-681 (HKAS); Lu-xi Co., X.-J. Li 30 (HKAS).


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1. Pseudotaxiphyllum densum (Card.) Iwats.   密叶拟鳞叶藓   mi ye ni li ye xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 63: 449. 1987. Isopterygium densum Card., Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève ser. 2, 4: 386. 1912. Type: Japan.
Isopterygium rubrotapes Sak., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 54: 175. 1940.
Isopterygium tosaense Broth. in Sak., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 54: 168. 1940.
Plants small, pale green to yellowish green. Stems ca. 10 mm long, sparsely branched. Leaves more or less complanate, erect-spreading, rounded ovate at base, gradually acuminate, 0.9 mm × 0.4 mm; margins serrulate above; costae indistinct; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 40–50 µm × 4.0–4.5 µm, thin-walled, slightly thickened at corners; basal cells rhomboidal, 20–30 µm × 5–6 µm, thick-walled; alar cells not differentiated. Brood bodies not common, gemmae about 0.15–0.35 mm long. Sporophytes not seen.


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