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2. Pottia lanceolata (Hedw.) C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 1:548. 1849; Encalypta lanceolata Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 63. 1801.


Plants small, to 10 mm high, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple, rarely branched. Leaves often crowded at the stem tips, ovate to obovate, abruptly acute, shortly awned; margins entire, plane, clearly bordered; costa shortly excurrent, ending in a short awn; upper leaf cells quadrate to hexagonal, thin-walled, minutely pluripapillose on both sides; basal cells rectangular, smooth. Dioicous. Setae elongate, ca. 15 mm long; capsules ovoid; opercula conic-rostrate, shortly rostrate; peristome teeth very short, erect, linear-lanceolate, densely papillose.

Type. Europe.

Chinese specimens examined: NEI MONGOL: He-lan Shan (Mt.), Z.-G. Tong 1178 (PE). XIZANG: Long-zhi Co., M. Zang 1166 (HKAS).

Habitat: on rocks or forest ground in shade; Distribution: China, Japan, western Asia, Europe, and North America.

Illustrations: C. Gao (ed.) 1996 (Pl. 78, figs. 5–8).


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