6. Dicranodontium papillifolium C. Gao in C. Gao, G.-C. Zhang & T. Cao, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3: 393. 1981.
Plants medium-sized, brownish green, not shiny, in dense tufts. Stems erect or ascending, simple or sparsely branched, radiculose below; central strand present. Leaves 3.0–3.5 mm long, linear-lanceolate, falcate-secund, rather abruptly narrowed from an auriculate base to a long, setaceous subula; margins slightly incurved, irregularly serrulate above the shoulders, strongly serrate near the apex; costa not sharply delimited at base, occupying ca. 1/3 – ½ the leaf base width, excurrent in a long awn, filling the entire subula, papillose or projecting at back above the middle; upper cells short-rectangular, papillosely projecting at back of leaves; lower cells elongate, broader close to the costa, becoming narrower at margins; alar cells forming distinct auricles, inflated, hyaline or reddish brown. Sporophytes not seen.
Type. China: Xizang, Ya-dong Co., alt. 2700 m, S.-K. Chen 7799 (holotype IFSBH; isotype KUN).
Specimens examined: GUANGXI: Xing-an Co., C. Gao 1495 (IFSBH). XIZANG: Mi-lin Co., Y.-G. Su 5070 (IFSBH, KUN). YUNNAN: Gong-shan Co., M.-Z. Wang 8122 (IFSBH, PE).
Habitat: on soil over rocks or rotten wood; Distribution: endemic to China.
Illustrations: Pl. 36, figs. 1–8.