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2. Hyophila javanica (Nees & Blume) Brid., Bryol. Univ. 1:761. 1827; Gymnostomum javanicum Nees & Blume, Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 11(1): 129. 12 f. 2. 1823.


Hyophila dittei Thér. & P. de la Varde, Rev. Gen. Bot. 29: 297. 22 f. 3. 1917. Hyophila minutitheca Dix. in C.-Y. Yang, Sci. Rep. Natl. Tsing Hua Univ., ser. B, Biol. Sci. 2: 117. 1936, nom. nud.

Plants small, less than 10 mm high, in loose or dense tufts. Stems erect, simple. Leaves involute when dry, erect-spreading when moist, oblong-elliptic, obtusely apiculate at the apex; margins entire; costa stout, percurrent; upper leaf cells small, rounded hexagonal, very thick-walled, smooth; basal cells larger, rectangular. Setae slender, straight; capsules erect, cylindrical; opercula conic-rostrate with a long beak.

Type. Indonesia: Java.

Chinese specimens examined: BEIJING: Xiang-shan (Mt.), Yang 1024 (PE). FUJIAN: Fu-zhou City, H.-H. Chung 282 pp (PE). HAINAN: Bai-hui, C. He 1135a (PE); Bai-sha Co., Redfearn 35791 (MO). HONG KONG: Victoria Peak, Iwatsuki 22 (NICH). SHANGHAI: Long-hua Park, S.-M. Xu 3 (PE). SICHUAN: Chong-qing City, P.-C. Chen 1200 (PE). YUNNAN: Bin-chuan Co., M.-K. Cui 460a (HYUB); Yang-bi Co., Redfearn et al. 123 (MO).

Habitat: on rocks or soil near streams or wet places; also on thin soil over rocks in forests; Distribution: China and Indonesia.

Illustrations: Pl. 127, figs. 1–4.


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