Dicranella coarctata var. torrentium Card., Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 19(20): 92. 1905.
Plants minute, 3–5 mm high, brownish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, usually branched; central strand scarcely developed. Leaves erect, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 1.5–2.0 mm × 0.2–0.3 mm; margins plane, entire below, denticulate near the apex; costa percurrent, rather broad at base, occupying ¼ – ½ the leaf base width; leaf cells rather thick-walled. Capsules smooth to scarcely plicate when dry (fide Cardot 1905).
Type. China: Taiwan, Taitum, Faurie 43 (holotype PC; isotype H).
Specimens examined: HONG KONG: Tai Mo Shan (Mt.), C.-H. Gao 1986 (SHM). TAIWAN: see the type information cited above.
Habitat: on soil; Distribution: endemic to China.
According to Cardot (1905), the capsules were described as smooth or scarcely plicate from the type collection. However, the isotype we examined does not contain any sporophytes.
Illustrations: No reference.