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Bryoerythrophyllum yunnanense var. yunnanense (Herz.) P.-C. Chen, Hedwigia. 80:259. 1941; Erythrophyllum yunnanense Herz., Hedwigia 65: 152. 1925.

Didymodon yunnanensis (Herz.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 11: 528. 1925.

Plants medium-sized, 1–2 cm high, dull green to reddish brown, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple or branched; central strand present. Leaves narrowly ovate-lanceolate, gradually acute; margin entire in lower 2/3, recurved, irregularly dentate in upper 1/3; costa strong, percurrent or just ending 2–3 cells below the apex; upper leaf cells rounded hexagonal, moderately thick-walled, with rounded or C-shaped papillae; basal cells rectangular, smooth, hyaline, forming a distinct differentiated base. Sporophytes not seen.

Type. China: Yunnan, Bi-jiang Co., S. Ten 67 (holotype H).

Chinese specimens examined: HUBEI: Sheng-nong-jia (Mt.), K.-Y. Guan 80–2585 (HKAS). SHAANXI: western Tai-bai Shan (Mt.), Z.-P. Wei 5136 (HKAS, WUG). SHANXI: Ning-wu Co., C. Gao 18810 (HKAS, IFSBH). SICHUAN: A-ba Co., S. He 31004 (MO); De-rong Co., X.-J. Li 81–1513 (HKAS); Ma-er-kang Co., X.-J. Li 1236, 1488 (HKAS); Mu-li Co., L.-S. Wang 83–1538 (HKAS); Nan-ping Co., S. He 30274 (MO); Wen-chuan Co., J.-X. Luo 3526 (PE). XINJIANG; Urumqi Co., S. He 951005 (MO); Wu-su Co., S. He 951118 (MO). XIZANG: Cuo-na Co., S.-K. Chen 5161 (HKAS); Ya-dong Co., M. Zang 714 (HKAS). YUNNAN: Handel-Mazzetti 1491 (H).

Habitat: on rocks in shade or under bushes; Distribution: China and India.

Illustrations: Pl. 114, figs. 4–6.


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