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Published In: Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 32: 258. 1993. (Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci.) Name publication detail

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Illustrations: C. Gao (ed.) 1996 (Pl. 78, figs. 9–11, as Pottia splachnobryoides).

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Map: Chenia leptophylla (Müll. Hal.) R.H. Zander (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 3/12/2009)
Habitat: on rocks near streams.
Distribution: China, Japan, India, Africa, Europe, and North America.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 3/12/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Jilin: An-tuo Co., C. Gao 1296 (HKAS, IFSBH). Xizang: Shuang-hu Co., K.-Y. Lang 1353, 1357 (HKAS).


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1. Chenia leptophylla (C. Müll.) R. H. Zand. 陈氏藓   chen-shi xian
Bull. Buffalo Soc. Nat. Sci. 32: 258. 1993. Phascum leptophyllum C. Müll., Flora 71: 6. 1888. Type. Africa.
Chenia rhizophylla (Sak.) Zand., Phytologia 65: 425. 1989. Tortula rhizophylla (Sak.) Iwats. & Saito, Misc. Bryol. Lichénol. 6: 59. 1972. Physcomitrium rhizophyllum Sak., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 52: 469. f. 2. 1938.
Pottia splachnobryoides C. Müll., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n. ser. 5: 174. 1898. Type. China: Shaanxi (Schen-si), prope Liu-kian-se, Jan. 1896, P. J. Giraldi s.n. (isotype H).
Plants slender, 1.5–2.0 cm high, yellowish green to brownish. Stems erect, simple. Leaves loosely arranged, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, soft; margins more or less plane, entire below, irregularly denticulate above, broadly acute to apiculate at the apex; costa slender, subpercurrent; upper leaf cells quadrate to hexagonal, thin-walled, smooth; basal cells rectangular, thin-walled. Capsules ovoid; opercula short-conic, persistent with columella; peristome teeth absent.
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