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Andreaea rupestris ssp. rupestris (Besch.) W. Schultze-Motel, Spec. Musc. Frond. 47. 1801.

Andreaea likiangensis Chen, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 7(2): 103. 1958. Type. China: Yunnan, Li-jiang Co., W.-S. Hsu 335a (holotype PE).

Plants are autoicous, usually blackish green to black, sometimes reddish black. Leaves are lanceolate from an ovate base. Papillae of laminal cells sometimes are not distinct.

Selected Chinese specimens examined: FUJIAN: Wuyi Shan (Mt.), D.-L. Li & C.-H. Gao 11232 (SHM). JILIN: Changbai Shan (Mt.), K.-C. Lang 82 (PE). SHAANXI: Taibei Shan (Mt.), Z.-P. Wei 5368 (WUK); S.-C. Lee (X.-J. Li) 717, 856 (paratypes of A. mamillosula, PE). XIZANG: Ya-dong Co., Exped. Xizang 7930 (PE). YUNNAN: Da-li Co., Redfearn et al. 124 (MO, SMS). ZHEJIANG: Lin-gan Co., R.-L. Hu 22 (HSNU).

Habitat: on rocks and boulders in mountains at high elevations; Distribution: nearly worldwide.

Andreaea rupestris ssp. rupestris is different from A. rupestris ssp. fauriei by having ovate to ovate-lanceolate leaves and by its autoicous sexual condition. Plants of A. rupestris ssp. rupestris are often blackish, while those of A. rupestris ssp. fauriei are often reddish.

Illustrations: P.-C. Chen & Z.-L. Wan 1958 (Pl. 5, figs. 1–11); T. Cao & C. Gao 1995 (Fig. 3, A–N).


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