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Moss China | Family List | Moss China V. 1 | Dicranaceae | Symblepharis

1. Symblepharis oncophoroides Broth., Symb. Sin. 4: 23. 1929.


Plants coarse, fairly robust, 5–6 cm high, yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple or sparsely branched, naked below, densely foliate above. Leaves up to 5 mm long, crispate when dry, widely spreading to slightly squarrose when moist, oblong-lanceolate, gradually narrowed from an obovate, sheathing, somewhat clasping base; margins entire, recurved below, sometimes to the upper part, usually plane above; costa strong, somewhat reddish brown, percurrent to shortly excurrent; upper cells small, rounded rhombic to irregularly quadrate, thick-walled; lower cells elongate, rectangular, rather thin-walled; alar cells not differentiated. Sporophytes not seen.

Type. China: Yunnan, Li-jiang Co., Yulong Shan (Mt.), alt. 3500 m, Handel-Mazzetti 6821 (holotype H).

Specimen examined: YUNNAN: Da-li Co., Y.-S. Su 1275, 1395 (MO); Kunming City, Redfearn et al. 2093, 2105, 2226 (MO); Lu-nan Co., Redfearn et al. 2258 (MO); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn et al. 869b (MO).

Habitat: on calcareous rocks; Distribution: endemic to China.

Illustrations: Pl. 63, figs. 1–8.


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