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Moss China | Family List | Moss China V. 2 | Pottiaceae | Molendoa

Molendoa sendtneriana (Bruch & Schimp.) Limpr., Laubm. Deutschl. 1:250. 1886; Anoectangium sendtnerianum Bruch & Schimp. in B. S. G., Bryol. Eur. 1: 91. 39 (fasc. 33–36 Monogr. 7. 3). 1846.


Hymenostylium formosicum Broth. & Yas., Rev. Bryol. 53: 1. 1926. Syntypes. China: Taiwan, Mt. Dai-bu, A. Yasuda 607; Taito, A. Yasuda 638. Hyophila grandiretis Sak., Bot. Mag. Tokyo 62: 105. 1949. Type. China: Shanxi (Shansi), Tai Hyi Zhen, Shizui, M. Sato 51 (isotype YNS). Molendoa roylei auct. non (Mitt.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. I(3): 391. 1902.

Plants rather robust, to 5 cm high, bright green to yellowish green, or dark green, in loose tufts. Stems erect, usually branched; central strand weakly to well differentiated. Leaves appressed to somewhat involute when dry, erect-spreading when moist, linear-lanceolate, 1.3–2.1(–3.0) mm x 0.2–0.3(–0.5) mm, gradually acuminate at the apex; margins entire; costa stout, percurrent to shortly excurrent; upper leaf cells irregularly rounded-hexagonal, 6–12 µm x 5–10 µm, with several simple papillae; basal cells rectangular, 12–36 µm x 6–14 µm, smooth, more or less hyaline. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves ovate-lanceolate. Setae 3.5–5.5 mm long, reddish yellow, not twisted; capsules erect, obovoid.

Type. Europe.

Chinese specimens examined: ANHUI: Qian-shan Co., Z.-L. Liu 30232 (HKAS, SHM); She Co., W.-F. Zheng 943 (HKAS). BEIJING: J.-X. Luo 17 (PE). FUJIAN: Wuyi Shan (Mt.), P.-C. Chen 250 (PE), C.-H. Gao 7354 (HKAS, SHM). GUANGDONG: Le-chang Co., L. Zhang 457 (HKAS); Yang-shan Co., L. Zhang 407 (HKAS). HEBEI: Sha-he Co., A.-R. Li 244 (HKAS). HENAN: Lin Co., D.-X. Ye 3 (HKAS); Xi-xia Co., Z.-Z. He 6824 (HKAS). JIANGSU: Yi-xing Co., D.-K. Li 278 (HKAS, SHM). JIANGXI: Lu Shan (Mt.), D.-K. Li 17375 (HKAS, SHM). JILIN: Chang-bai Shan (Mt.), D.-K. Li 9820 (HKAS, SHM). NEI MONGOL: Da-qing Shan (Mt.), Z.-G. Tong 2242 (MO, PE). SHAANXI: Hu Co., M. Wang 388 (HKAS); Qing-ling (Mt.), Giraldi 2077 (H); western Tai-bai Shan (Mt.), Z.-P. Wei 6597 (WUG). SHANXI: Ning-wu Co., Z.-R. Wang 10 (PE). SICHUAN: Dao-cheng Co., S. He 31852 (MO, PE); De-rong Co., X.-J. Li 81–2959 (HKAS); Ma-er-kang Co., X.-J. Li 1658 (HKAS); Omei Shan (Mt.), D.-K. Li 16078 (HKAS, SHM), Handel-Mazzetti 263 (H); Song-pan Co., Allen 7082 (MO); Wen-chuan Co., Q.-Z. Zheng 116 (PE); Xiang-cheng Co., X.-J. Li 81–3279 (HKAS); Ya-lung & Nganning-no, Handel-Mazzetti 5290 (MO, as Molendoa roylei). TAIWAN: Ali Shan (Mt.), Iwatsuki & Sharp 688 (NICH); Chia-yu Co., Koponen 16868 (H); Hwa-lien Co., C.-K. Wang 1812 (NICH). XINJIANG: Tian Shan (Mt.), R.-C. Qin 3547 (MO, PE). XIZANG: Le-za Co., J.-W. Zhang 7502 (HKAS); Long-zi Co., Jia-yu, M. Zang 977 (HKAS), San-an-qu-lin, M. Zang 1386 (MO); Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 893b (HKAS). YUNNAN: Bin-chuan Co., M.-K. Cui 7450 (HYUB, HKAS); De-qing Co., X.-J. Li s.n. (HKAS); Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 98406 (PE); Kun-ming City, X.-J. Li 6262 (HKAS); Li-jiang Co., X.-J. Li 850030 (HKAS); Mei-li City, M. Zang 8591 (HKAS). ZHEJIANG: Eastern Tian-mu Shan (Mt.), M. Zang 57003 (HKAS); Ning-bo City, Z.-L. Liu 30232 (HKAS, SHM); western Tian-mu Shan (Mt.), R.-L. Hu 163 (HKAS, HSNU).

Habitat: on rocks and soil; Distribution: China, Japan, India, Central Asia, Russia, and Alaska.

Illustrations: C. Gao (ed.) 1996 (Pl. 48, figs. 7–12).


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