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2. Microcampylopus laevigatus (Thér,) Giese & J.-P. Frahm, Lindbergia. 11: 121. 1986; Campylopodium laevigatum Thér., Receuil Publ. Soc. Havraise Étud. Div. 1925: 126. 1926.

Campylopodium euphorocladum var. laevigatum (Thér.) Thér. in Luis., Broteria Cienc. Nat. 8: 41. 1939. Microcampylopus longifolius Nog., Bot. Mag. Tokyo 65: 87. 1952. Type. China: Taiwan, Mt. Kodama, Noguchi 7180 (holotype NICH). Microcampylopus longifolius fo. densifolius Nog., Bot. Mag. Tokyo 65: 88. 1952.

Plants small, 5–10 mm high, yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems erect, simple or branched, loosely foliate. Leaves broadly ovate at the base, suddenly narrowed from the shoulder to a long subula; margins entire, recurved; costa broad at base, filling all of the subula, excurrent; upper shoulder cells short, thick-walled, 15–20 µm × 4–6 µm; lower shoulder cells narrowed, elongate, moderately thick-walled, 40–80 µm × 6–8 µm; alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves not much differentiated from or slightly longer than vegetative leaves. Setae about 6 mm long, curved or flexuose with age; capsules cylindric,1.0–1.2 mm long, more than 2 times as long as wide, deeply furrowed when dry and empty; stomata absent; annuli not well developed; opercula 0.5–0.7 mm long, obliquely rostrate; peristome teeth divided to the middle, vertically striate and reddish below, papillose and yellowish above. Calyptrae cucullate, entire at base. Spores yellowish, warty, with 8–10 papillae per diameter view.

Type. Madagascar: Perrier de la Bathié s.n.

Chinese specimens examined: TAIWAN: Mt. Taitum, Faurie 68, 1903 (H); also see the type information of M. longifolius cited above. YUNNAN: Ai-lao Shan (Mt.), between Jing-dong Co. and Shuang-bai Co., J.-K. Zhang 500 (IFSBH).

Habitat: on wet soil in high mountains; Distribution: China, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Africa.

Illustrations: Giese & J.-P. Frahm 1986 (Figs. 34–44).


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