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Published In: Acta Botanica Yunnanica 15: 257. pl. 1. 1993. (Acta Bot. Yunnan.) Name publication detail
 

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
Illustrations: Sphagnum pungifolium X.J. Li (Figs. 1–12.)
Map: Sphagnum pungifolium X.J. Li (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
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Habitat: in bogs at the margins of forests.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/30/2009)
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Chinese specimens examined: Yunnan: Bi-jiang Co., M. Zang 5818, 5819 (KUN).

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This species is similar to Sphagnum falcatulum, but it differs in the following features: 1) stem leaves triangular-lingulate, broader and larger; 2) the hyaline cells of stem leaves divided only in the upper cells, mostly without fibrils and pores; 3) the branch leaves abruptly narrowed to a sharp acumen, the hyaline cells without pores; and 4) the green cells of branch leaves equilateral-triangular.

 

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33. Sphagnum pungifolium X.-J. Li   刺叶泥炭藓 ci-ye ni-tan xian
Acta Bot. Yunnan. 15(2): 257. 1993. Type. China: Yunnan, Bi-jiang Co., Gaoligong Shan (Mt.), Pianma, alt. 3100–3200 m., 2 Aug. 1978, M. Zang 5817 (holotype KUN; isotype MO).
 
Plants rather soft, slender, to 10–14 cm high, pale yellowish green to yellowish brown, in loose tufts. Stem cortex in 3 layers, hyaline cells thin-walled, without fibrils; central cylinder yellowish. Stem leaves 1.5–2.0 mm × 1.7–2.5 mm, triangular-lingulate, rounded and dentate at the apex; borders narrow above, clearly widened below, ca. 1/3 the leaf width at base; hyaline cells without fibrils and pores, or rarely with fibrils in the upper cells. Branches in fascicles of 3–5, with 2–3 spreading. Branch leaves 1.5–1.8 mm × 0.8–1.2 mm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, concave, margins involute, abruptly narrowed to a sharp, acuminate apex; hyaline cells densely fibrillose, with a few pores at the corners of upper cells on the ventral surface, with a few ringed pores on the dorsal surface; green cells in cross section nearly equilateral-triangular, exposed on the dorsal surface, enclosed by hyaline cells on the ventral surface. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.
 
 
 


 

 
 
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