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5. Trichostomum platyphyllum (Ihs.) P.-C. Chen, Hedwigia. 80:166. 1941; Tortella platyphylla Broth. ex Ihs., Cat. Mosses Japan 65. 1929.


Hyophila angustifolia Card., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 19(2): 101. 6. 1905, hom. illeg. Hyophila subspathulata Sak., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 67: 41. 1954. Trichostomum stenophyllum (Card.) X.-J. Li & Iwats., Hikobia 12: 35. 1996, hom. illeg. Hyophila stenophylla Card., Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2, 8: 332. 1908. Type. China: Taiwan, Kushaku, Faurie 148. Weisiopsis hyophilioides Dix. & Thér., Rev. Bryol. Lichénol. 13: 11. 1942. Type. China: Taiwan, Sinchiku, Simada, Sasaoka 3853.

Plants small, to 12 mm high, dark green or reddish brown, in dense tufts. Stems erect, usually irregularly branched, densely foliate. Leaves contorted-curved to crisped when dry, erecto-patent when moist, ovate-lanceolate or narrowly ligulate, broadly acute, upper lamina sometimes keeled; margins entire, usually plane; costa stout, percurrent or ending below apex; upper leaf cells rounded-hexagonal, thick-walled, green and obscure, each cell with several large, circular papillae on both surfaces; basal cells slightly elongate, irregularly short-rectangular, smooth, hyaline. Autoicous. Setae 5–7 mm long, yellowish; capsules erect, oblong-ellipsoidal; peristome teeth short, linear, undivided, papillose.

Type. Japan: Rikusen, E. Uematsu 807.

Chinese specimens examined: GUANGXI: Tan-luo, Z.-M. Zhang T027a (PE). HEILONGJIANG: Ning-an Co., C. Gao 1133 (IFSBH). JIANGSU: Yi-xing Co., M. Zang 643 (HKAS). LIAONING: Qian Shan (Mt.), C. Gao s.n. (IFSBH). SICHUAN: Wen-chuan Co., S.-Z. Liu 3935a (PE). TAIWAN: Tai-lu-ko, Iwatsuki 3242 (NICH). XIZANG: Mo-tuo Co., Y.-G. Su 3630 (HKAS). ZHEJIANG: Wen-zhou City, D.-K. Li 8467 (HKAS, SHM).

Habitat: on wet rocks, thin soil over rocks, or on forest ground; Distribution: China and Japan.

Illustrations: Pl. 134, figs. 7–10.


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