Re-examination of Bryonoguchia brevifolia, a new synonym of Hylocomiastrum himalayanum

Tzen-Yuh Chiang, Tsai Wen Hsu

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Bryonoguchia brevifolia S. Y. Zeng reported from China is examined and is considered conspecific with Hylocomiastrum himalayanum (Mitt.) Broth., a species widespread in the Himalayas, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Hylocomiastrum is distinguished from Bryonoguchia by its sympodial growth-form and reindeer-horn paraphyllia. In contrast, Bryonoguchia is characterized by having filiform paraphyllia and uni-papillose leaf cells. Byonoguchia is now a monotypic genus of the Thuidiaceae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalBotanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science


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