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1 March 2011 Yunnanobryon, a new rheophytic moss genus from southwest China
James R. Shevock, Ryszard Ochyra, Si He, David G. Long
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A new rheophytic moss genus and species Yunnanobryon rhyacophilum occurring in fast-flowing rivers of western Yunnan and southern Guizhou Province is described and illustrated. It is a slender moss with stoloniform primary stems and intricately much branched secondary stems, flagellate-attenuate at the tips; small, ovate to ovate-lanceolate leaves with almost uniform areolation throughout the lamina of small, rounded, hexagonal to quadrate-hexagonal cells; coarsely serrate leaf margins in the distal portion; subpercurrent single costae; and very short, bicellular axillary hairs consisting of a large globular apical cell and a short, quadrate and brownish-tinged basal cell. The peculiar shape of the axillary hairs suggests a close alliance of this new genus with the Regmatodontaceae.

James R. Shevock, Ryszard Ochyra, Si He, and David G. Long "Yunnanobryon, a new rheophytic moss genus from southwest China," The Bryologist 114(1), 194-203, (1 March 2011). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-114.1.194
Received: 26 August 2010; Accepted: 1 November 2010; Published: 1 March 2011
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