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6. Hyophila spathulata (Harv.) Jaeg., Ber. Thätigk. St. Gallischen Naturwiss. Ges. 1871–72:353. 1873; Gymnostomum spathulatum Harv. in Hook., Icon. Pl. 1: 17 f. 1. 1836.

Desmatodon spathulatus (Harv.) Mitt., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 39. 1859. Pottia spathulata (Harv.) C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 1: 559. 1849.

Plants small, to 15 mm high, green or brownish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple or branched. Leaves ca. 1.4 mm long, spatulate, narrowed at the bases, shortly apiculate at the apex; margins plane, entire; costa slender, percurrent or ending just below the apex; upper leaf cells small, quadrate to hexagonal, thin-walled; basal cells shortly rectangular, more or less hyaline. Setae straight, yellowish; capsules small, erect, ovoid-cylindrical, reddish brown; opercula conic-rostrate, with erect long-beak.

Type. Nepal: Wallich s.n.

Chinese specimens examined: FUJIAN: Wuyi Shan (Mt.), D.-K. Li 9181 (HKAS, SHM); Xia-ming City, D.-K. Li 10958 (HKAS, SHM). GUANGXI: Tian-lin Co., C. Gao 2345, 18533 (HKAS, IFSBH). HUNAN: Sang-zhi Co., D.-K. Li 18544 (HKAS, SHM). JIANGSU: Wu Co., Z.-L. Liu 32576 (HKAS, SHM). YUNNAN: Kun-ming City, Koponen 37586 (H, HKAS); Li-jiang Co., X.-J. Li 81–237 (HKAS); Meng-zi Co., X.-J. Li 7501 (HKAS); Yi-liang Co., X.-J. Li 4577 (HKAS). ZHEJIANG: Pu-tao Island, Z.-L Liu 32597 (HKAS, SHM).

Habitat: on rocks or calcareous walls; also on ground or soil in forests; Distribution: China, Nepal, and Indonesia (Java).

Illustrations: Pl. 128, figs. 5–7.


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