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Published In: Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 41: 272. 2003. (Acta Phytotax. Sin.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/31/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
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Illustration & Map     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Illustrations: Bryhnia serricuspis (Müll. Hal.) Y.F. Wang & R.L. Hu (Figs. 1–8.)
Map: Bryhnia serricuspis (Müll. Hal.) Y.F. Wang & R.L. Hu (Distribution in China)

Distribution     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Habitat: on rocks near streams and on tree bases; alt. unknown.
Distribution: endemic to China.

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Nei Mongol: Ning-cheng Co., X.-L. Bai 2220 (HIMC). Shaanxi: Chang-an Co., L.-M. Li 1817 (WUK); Mt. Qinling, Giraldi 2100 (FI); Zhou-zhi Co., L.-M. Li 1403 (WUK).

Notes     (Last Modified On 5/5/2009)
general taxon notes:
Bryhnia serricuspis is characterized by its short, rhombic, prorate leaf cells, its distinctly decurrent leaf bases, and its strong single costa without projecting tips. Based on these characters, we consider it to be more closely related to Bryhnia than to Eurhynchium.


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4. Bryhnia serricuspis (Müll. Hal.) Y.-F. Wang & R.-L. Hu   密枝燕尾藓   mi zhi yan wei xian
Acta Phytotax. Sin. 41(3): 272. 2003. Eurhynchium serricuspis Müll. Hal., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 5: 197. 1898. Type: China. Shaanxi, Sept. 1896, Giraldi s.n.
Plants large, soft, pale green, in loose mats. Stems prostrate, to 6–8 cm long, subpinnately or irregularly branched; branches slender, ca. 0.5–1.0 cm long, loosely foliate, sometimes with a few branchlets, attenuate at tips. Stem and branch leaves more or less similar, ovate-lanceolate to triangular-lanceolate, 1.29–1.54 mm × 0.58–0.76 mm, more or less plicate, slenderly acuminate toward apex, constricted, distinctly decurrent at base; margins serrate above, serrulate below; costae nearly percurrent; median leaf cells rhombic, 24–30 µm × 7–9 µm, prorate; alar cells distinctly differentiated, shortly rectangular, not extending close to costa at leaf base. Sporophytes not seen.


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