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Published In: Hikobia 11: 151. 1992. (Hikobia) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/1/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Illustrations: Clastobryum glabrescens (Z. Iwats.) B.C. Tan, Z. Iwats. & D.H. Norris (Figs. 1–14.)
Map: Clastobryum glabrescens (Z. Iwats.) B.C. Tan, Z. Iwats. & D.H. Norris (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Habitat: epiphytic on trees; alt. 2000–2200 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Guangxi:Rong-shui Co., M.-Z. Wang 46568a (PE). Taiwan:Ilan Co., C.-C. Chuang 2003 (FH, UBC); Mt. Namfeng, C.-C. Chuang 1138 (FH, UBC); Nan-tuo Co., Nakanishi 437 (HIRO), Shevock 17901b (MO); Ping-dong Co., C.-C. Chuang 1529 (FH, UBC); Taihokusyu, S. Hibine 667 (PE).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/6/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is typically distributed in the  tropical regions. It is characterized by the triseriate foliation of the stems and axillary propagula on the branches.


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1. Clastobryum glabrescens(Iwats.) B. C. Tan, Iwats. & Norris   三列疣胞藓   san lie you bao xian
Hikobia 11: 151. 1992. Tristichella glabrescens Iwats., Bull. Natl. Sci. Mus., Tokyo, B, 3: 17. f. 2–3. 1977. Type: Japan.
Plants in mats, frequently epiphytic on tree branches. Main stems prostrate, 1–2 cm long, with erect branches, ca. 1 cm long. Leaves strongly 3-ranked, ovate-lanceolate, 1.0–1.5 mm long, cybiform, strongly concave in upper half of lamina, acuminate at apex; leaf margins serrulate in the upper portion, serrate below; leaf cells linear, 60–80 mm long, smooth, sometimes prorate due to projection of the cell ends, slightly pitted, gradually becoming shorter toward margins; alar cells oval, thick-walled, colored. Propagula present on the upper branches. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves, ovate-lanceolate, margins strongly toothed. Setae erect, 1–2 mm long, smooth; capsules ovoid to cylindrical, ca. 2 mm long; opercula shortly rostrate.


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