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Distichophyllum collenchymatosum var. brevirostratum (Thér.) P.J. Lin & B.C. Tan Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical Garden Decrease font Increase font Restore font
 

Published In: Harvard Papers in Botany 7: 37. 1995. (Harvard Pap. Bot.) Name publication detail
 

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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Distichophyllum collenchymatosum var. brevirostratum (Thér.) P.J. Lin & B.C. Tan (Figs. 3–4.)
Map: Distichophyllum collenchymatosum var. brevirostratum (Thér.) P.J. Lin & B.C. Tan (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Distribution:
Habitat: on soil and rocks.
Distribution: endemic to China.
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Mt. Omei, P.-J. Lin 3286 (FH, IBSC). Xizang: Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 3294 (HKAS, IBSC).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:

 

Thériot (1907) characterized this variety as having a short opercular beak. However, the type specimen was found to contain broken beaks. When compared to var. collenchymatosum, the leaves of var. brevirostratum have a much shorter apical mucro and a slightly narrower and less distinctive leaf border. Intermediate specimens between the two varieties sometimes exist. With its short leaf apical mucros, specimens of var. brevirostratum can be mistaken for D. maibarae. The latter species, however, has smaller leaf cells.

 

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3b. Distichophyllum collenchymatosum var. brevirostratum (Thér.) P.-J. Lin & B. C. Tan 厚角黄藓短喙变种 hou-jiao huang xian duan-hui bian-zhong
Harvard Pap. Bot. 7: 37. 1995. Distichophyllum brevirostratum Thér., Mondes Pl., ser. 2, 9: 22. 1907. Type. China: Guizhou, Pin-fa, J. Cavalerie s.n. (holotype PC).
 
Plants medium-sized. Stems to 2(–4) cm tall. Leaves similar to those of var. collenchymatosum except in having a shorter apical mucro measuring 18–24 µm long; laminal cells large, round-hexagonal, 33–56 µm wide. Setae 1.5 cm long, smooth; capsules about 1.5 mm long, inclined.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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