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Published In: Annales de Cryptogamie Exotique 5: 171. 1932. (Ann. Cryptog. Exot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 3/13/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
General Reference:

Illustration & Distribution Map     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Illustrations: Leptodontium handelii Thér. (Figs. 1–5.)
Map: Leptodontium handelii Thér. (Distribution in China)

Ecology & World Range     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Habitat & Distribution:
Habitat: often on forest ground or rotten trees; also on rocks or soil.
Distribution: China and India.

Specimens Info     (Last Modified On 5/1/2009)
Specimens Examined:
Chinese specimens examined: Sichuan: Kang-ding Co., M. Zang 5302a (HKAS); Wen-chuan Co., J.-X. Luo 3405b (PE), Q.-Z. Zheng 103 (PE). Xizang: Cuo-na Co., S.-K. Chen 5152 (HKAS); Ji-long Co., S.-K. Chen 232 (HKAS); Lang Co., M. Zang 1916a (HKAS); Lin-zhi Co., Z.-X. Tan 7–2 (HKAS). Yunnan: Nu-jiang (River), Handel-Mazzetti 8364 (H).


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2. Leptodontium handelii Thér.   齿叶薄齿藓 chi-ye bo-chi xian
Ann. Cryptog. Exot. 5: 171. 1932. Leptodontium subfilescens Broth., Symb. Sin. 4: 35. 1929, hom. illeg. Type. China: Yunnan: Mekong-Salwin-Scheidekette, Handel-Mazzetti 9983 (holotype H).
Plants slender, 15–20 mm high, yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems erect, branched, radiculose at the base. Leaves appressed when dry, erect-spreading when moist, oblong-elliptic to ovate-ligulate, abruptly acute with an apiculus or rounded-obtuse at the apex; margins entire below, coarsely serrate above the middle; costa stout, ending just below the apex; upper leaf cells quadrate to hexagonal, thin-walled, orderly arranged, with several simple papillae. Sporophytes not seen.
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