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Published In: Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 90: 202. 2001. (J. Hattori Bot. Lab.) Name publication detail
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Bryochenea vestitissima (Besch.) A. Touw (Figs. 1–14.)
Map: Bryochenea vestitissima (Besch.) A. Touw (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Distribution:
Habitat: on rock cliffs, limestone rocks or humus in forests; alt. 2200–2500 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, India, and Russia (Siberia).
 

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Hainan: Baipo, G. He 1131 (PE). Hubei: Shennongjia Mt., Luteyn 1462 (MO, NY, PC, PE), P.-C. Wu 386 (MO, PE). Shaanxi: Wei-tze-ping, Licent 57 (BM). Sichuan: Ma-er-kang Co., Y. Jia 3547, 3548 (PE). Taiwan: Nan-tuo Co., Nakn 13506 (TAI).
 

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
This species is characterized by having abundant filamentous paraphyllia on branches. The paraphyllia are papillose and ca. 10 cells long.

 

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Plants delicate, medium-sized, ca. 3–5 cm long, dark green to yellowish green, brownish when old, in thin, interwoven matches. Stems regularly bipinnately branched; branches 5 cm long; central strand differentiated; paraphyllia densely growing on stems and branches, filamentous, branched, up to 10 cells long, apical cells multipapillose. Stem leaves incurved when dry, erect-patent when moist, ca. 0.6 mm long, gradually narrowed from a triangular base to a lanceolate apex, secund toward one side; margins serrate; costa hyaline, up to 4/5 the leaf length, mammillose on back; median leaf cells opaque, rhomboidal to rectangular, 8–20 µm wide, thin-walled, each cells with a single fine papilla; apical cells oblong, smooth; branch leaves appressed when dry, triangular to triangularly ovate; costa up to or near leaf apex. Autoicous. Perichaetial leaves erect, oblong-lanceolate, serrate. Seta reddish brown, ca. 2 cm long, smooth; capsules oblong-ovoid or short-cylindrical, ca. 1.5 mm long, horizontal or declinate; opercula conic, long beaked; peristome teeth Hypnum-type; cilia undeveloped. Spores ca. 10–15 µm in diameter, finely papillose.
 
Description of this species is adopted from Cyrto-hypnum vestitissimum by P.-C. Wu et al. (2002).
 
 
 
 
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