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Published In: Journal of Japanese Botany 70: 239. f. 1. 1995. (J. Jap. Bot.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustrations: Higuchi 1995, fig. 1.

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Map: Gollania homalothecioides Higuchi & P.C. Wu (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
Habitat: on rotten wood; alt. 3700 m.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Specimen examined: see the type cited above.

Notes     (Last Modified On 4/2/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by the densely pinnately branched and nearly terete leafy stems, 2–4-plicate leaf bases, and distinctly differentiated alar cells. This species is close to Gollania cylindricarpa and G. turgens, but differs in having slightly falcate leaves with plicate leaf bases and much more distinctly differentiated alar cells.


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4. Gollania homalothecioidesHiguchi  拟同蒴粗枝藓   ni tong shuo cu zhi xian
J. Jap. Bot. 70: 239, 1995. Type: China. Sichuan, A-ba Co., Mt. Amaila, S. He 31029 (holotype PE).
Plants yellowish green or brownish green, somewhat glossy. Stems prostrate, up to 7 cm long, densely pinnately branched; stem elliptic in cross section, central strand slightly developed; leafy stems and branches nearly terete; branches ca. 1.5 cm long; pseudoparaphyllia lanceolate, filiform at apex, 8–15 cells wide at base. Stem leaves erect-spreading or slightly falcate, ovate-lanceolate, 2.1–2.8 mm × 0.8–1.0 mm, gradually acuminate, sometimes twisted at apex, nearly cordate and deeply plicate at base, slightly decurrent; margins slightly recurved, serrulate above; costae double, reaching 1/8–1/6 the leaf length, usually separate at base; median leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, slightly sinuose, 30–60 µm × 3–5 µm, thick-walled, smooth, upper cells prorate on both sides; basal cells larger, thick-walled, porose; alar cells differentiated, subquadrate to irregularly hexagonal, in 15–25 longitudinal rows, 15–20 transverse rows, with elongate cells at margins; branch leaves small, elliptic-lanceolate, 1.7–2.3 mm × 0.6–0.7 mm. Sporophytes not seen.


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