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7. Leucobryum javense (Card.) Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 25. 1859; Sphagnum javense Brid., Muscol. Recent. 2(1): 27. Pl. 5, f. 3. 1798.


Plants usually robust, often more than 6 cm high, whitish green tinged with yellow or purple, in loose tufts or cushions. Stems erect, simple or branched; central strand absent. Leaves crowded, ca. 1 cm × 2 mm, often falcate-secund, broadly lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, gradually narrowed to subtubulose apices from broadly ovate base, acute to bluntly mucronate at apex, dorsal side of leaf acumina papillosely prorate, margins bordered by 2–3 rows of linear cells on the upper parts of leaves, lamina near leaf base consisting of 4–6 rows of quadrate to rectangular cells; costal leucocysts 2–3 layers on both sides of a median layered chlorocysts. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen. [According to Eddy (1990), setae 15–20 mm long; capsules inclined and curved, strumose; peristome teeth the same as described under the genus.]

Type. Indonesia: Java, anno MDCCLXVIII, mense Octobri e Bridelio.

Chinese specimens examined: ANHUI: Huang Shan (Mt.), P.-C. Chen 6580 (IBSC, PE). FUJIAN: De-hua Co., P.-Z. Zheng 810 (IBSC); Nan-ping Co., D.-K. Li 01277 (IBSC, SHM); San-ming City, D.-K. Li 1237 (SHM). GUANGDONG: Feng-kai Co., B.-T. Li 1398 (IBSC); Ru-yuan Co., L. Deng 5828 (IBSC); Yang-chun Co., Y.-S. He 17 (IBSC). GUANGXI: Da-miao Shan (Mt.), Q.-H. Li 2661 (IBSC); Da-yao Shan (Mt.), Q.-H. Li 400150 (IBSC); Long-sheng Co., P.-C. Wu & Y.-X. Lin 147, 185 (IBSC, PE); Rong-shui Co., X.-L. He H00467, H00492 (MO, PE). HAINAN: Chang-jiang Co., Y.-X. Lin 493 (IBSC, PE), Redfearn et al. 35845 (MO), Reese 17566 (LAF, MO); Diaoluo Shan (Mt.), P.-J. Lin et al. 2617 (IBSC); Jiefengling (Mt.), P.-C. Chen et al. 35 (IBSC, PE); Wuzhi Shan (Mt.), Z. Huang 35274 (IBSC). HUNAN: Hongyan, P.-J. Lin et al. 1123 (IBSC). JIANGXI: Jinggang Shan (Mt.), D.-K. Li 17989 (IBSC, SHM). TAIWAN: Ma-an Shan (Mt.), Iwatsuki 9223, 3258 (NICH); Ilan Co., M.-J. Lai 6015 (MO; Tai-pei Co., M.-J. Lai & J.E. Lewis 0110 (MO); Tai-tung Co., C.-C. Chuang 5203 (MO). YUNNAN: Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 9619 (b) (IBSC, PE); Kun-ming City, W.-X. Xu 35, 115 (IBSC, YUKU); Meng-hai Co., Q.-W. Wang 8621 (IBSC, PE); Shun-ning Co., Q.-W. Wang 7492, 7533 (IBSC, PE); Teng-chong Co., X.-J. Li 77-451 (KUN, IBSC); Xi-shuang-banna, W.-M. Zhu 5 (IBSC, YUKU); Yi-liang Co., X.-J. Li 4420 (KUN). ZHEJINAG: Heng-zhou City, D.-K. Li 60 (IBSC, SHM); Long-quan Co., P.-C. Wu 45 (IBSC, PE).

Habitat: on soil, rocks, and tree trunks under broad-leafed forests; Distribution: China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malay Peninsula, the Philippines, and New Guinea.

Illustrations: Pl. 67, figs. 1–2. Eddy 1990 (Fig. 167, A–F).


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