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Published In: Acta Botanica Yunnanica 13: 377. 1991. (Acta Bot. Yunnan.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
General Reference:

Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Bryonoguchia brevifolia S.Y. Zeng (Figs. 1–11.)
Map: Bryonoguchia brevifolia S.Y. Zeng (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on wet rock surfaces.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Specimens examined: see the type citation above.

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is different from B. molkenboeri by having multiplicate and broad stem leaves, grossly serrate leaf margins, and linear and smooth leaf cells. These characters make this species look like Hylocomiaceae.


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1. Bryonoguchia brevifolia S.-Y. Zeng 短叶毛羽藓 duan-ye mao-yu xian
Acta Bot. Yunnan. 13(4): 377. 1991. Type. China: Yunnan, Wei-xi Co., Weidong, alt. 3000 m, D.-C. Zhang 743a (holotype HKAS).
Plants large, up to 8 cm long, rather rigid, yellowish green, not shining, in tufted and in interwoven patches. Stems often forkedly pinnately branched; branches 1.0–1.2 cm long, apex caudate; paraphyllia irregularly forkedly branched, dense on stems. Stem leaves suddenly narrowed from widely cordate base to a short apex, multiplicate; margins irregularly grossly serrate; costa stout, reaching leaf apex; leaf cells linear, usually smooth; branch leaves ovate to triangularly ovate, other characters similar to those of stem leaves. Sporophytes not seen.
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