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27. Dicranum subporodictyon (Broth.) C. Gao & T. Cao, Bryobrothera. 1: 218. 1992; Dicranodontium subporodictyon Broth. in Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 4: 20. 1929.

Plants slender, elongate, to 6 cm high, yellowish green, glossy, in dense tufts. Stems erect, usually simple, rarely branched, densely foliate, tomentose below. Leaves flexuose to falcate-secund when dry, erect-spreading when moist, lanceolate, up to 7 mm long, rather gradually narrowed above the middle from an oblong-ovate base to a linear, subtubulose acumen; margins plane or slightly incurved, only serrulate in the upper 1/3; costa stout, occupying 1/5 – ¼ the leaf base width, percurrent, sometimes weakly papillose at back above; upper cells rectangular, incrassate; basal cells more elongate, rectangular, thick-walled, porose, becoming narrower and linear at the margins; alar cells quadrate to short-rectangular, slightly inflated, unistratose, brownish. Sporophytes not seen.

Type. China: Yunnan, Djiou-djiang, Handel-Mazzetti 9433 (holotype H).

Specimens examined: YUNNAN: see the type information cited above.

Habitat: on wet rocks; Distribution: endemic to China.

Illustrations: Pl. 48, figs. 9–18.


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