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Published In: Chenia, Contributions to Cryptogamic Biology 6: 6. 1999. (Chenia) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/30/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Cyrto-hypnum contortulum (Mitt.) P.C. Wu, Crosby & S. He (Figs. 1–17.)
Map: Cyrto-hypnum contortulum (Mitt.) P.C. Wu, Crosby & S. He (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on tree trunks; alt. 1200–1260 m.
Distribution: China, Japan, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, and New Guinea.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Yunnan: Jing-hong Co., Redfearn et al. 34253 (as Thuidium lejeuneoides, NY); Meng-hai Co., Redfearn et al. 34237 (MO, NY); Meng-la Co., P. L. Redfearn 33882, 34854 (MO, NY, SMSU).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
In China, this species was previously treated or named as Thuidium tamariscellum (C. Müll.) Bosch & Sande Lac. or T. sparsifolium (Mitt.) Jaeg.


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2. Cyrto-hypnum contortulum (Mitt.) P.-C. Wu, Crosby & S. He 美丽细羽藓 mei-li xi-yu xian
Chenia 6: 6. 1999. Thuidium contortulum (Mitt.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen. Naturwiss. Ges. 1876–77: 256. 1878. Leskea contortula Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 134. 1859. Type. India: Eastern Himalayas, Kurseong, J. D. Hooker 1124.
Thuidium venustulum Besch., Ann. Sci., Nat. Bot., ser. 7, 15: 78. 1892. Type. China: Yunnan, Tsin-choui-ho, Delavay 4635 (holotype BM).
Plants small, yellowish green, in small loose patches. Stems prostrate, bipinnately branched; paraphyllia minute, only growing on stems, papillose. Stem leaves remote, ca. 0.5 mm long, shortly acuminate; margins serrate;
costa ending 2/3 the leaf length; median leaf cells rounded rectangular, ca. 7 µm wide, centrally unipapillose; branch leaves oblong-ovate, ca. 0.3 mm long. Monoicous. Sporophytes on main stems. Perichaetial leaves oblong-lanceolate, with narrow apices. Setae erect, rough above, ca. 1 cm long; capsules erect, ovoid; peristome Hypnum-type; exostome teeth and endostome segments in equal length; segments keeled, perforated; basal membrane ca. half the height of the segment; cilia 2, nodulose.


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