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Published In: Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society, Botany, Supplement 1: 47. 1859. (J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 12/15/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Distribution     (Last Modified On 12/13/2011)
Habitat: on tree trunks; alt. 3000–3650 m.
Distribution: China and India (Sikkim).

Specimens Examined     (Last Modified On 12/13/2011)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Mu-li Co., M.-Z. Wang 23444 (PE); Pu-xiong Co., Z.-T. Guan 7429 (PE); Yan-bian Co., Handel-Mazzetti 2317 (H). Xizang: Cha-yu Co., M.-Z. Wang 12090 (H, PE), M.-Z. Wang 12418a (PE). Yunnan: Li-jiang Co., Long 18879 (E, PE); Yong-ning Co., Handel-Mazzetti 7141 (H, MO); Zhong-dian Co., Handel-Mazzetti 6981 (H), Long 24176 (E, PE).


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1. Zygodon brevisetus Wilson ex Mitt.  短齿变齿藓  duan chi bian chi xian
J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. Suppl. 1: 47. 1859. Type: India (Sikkim).
Zygodon brevisetus Wilson, J. Bot. 9: 325. 1857, nom. nud.
Plants medium-sized, green or yellowish green, in loose tufts or cushions. Stems 1.7–2.1 cm high, erect, dichotomously branched. Leaves appressed to erect-spreading, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 1.9–2.2 mm × 0.4–0.5 mm, not keeled, acuminate, without a hairy-pointed apex; margins plane, entire; costae subpercurrent; upper leaf cells quadrate to rounded-quadrate, thick-walled, papillose; basal cells rectangular, 18–20 µm × 14–15 µm, smooth, thin-walled, gradually becoming quadrate toward margin. Dioicous? Inner perichaetial leaves not differentiated. Setae straight, ca. 6 mm long; capsules erect, elongate-pyriform, 8-ribbed when dry; peristome not seen.


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