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2. Blindia campylopodioides Dix. in Dix. & Badhm., Rec. Bot. Surv. India. 12: 168. 1938.

Blindia perminuta Nog., J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 16: 75. 1956.

Plants very slender, soft tufted, to 1.0 cm high, yellowish brown, sometimes dark at base, somewhat shiny. Stems sub-erect, irregularly branched; epidermal cells large, thin-walled; central strand absent. Leaves erect or slightly falcate, fragile, 1–2 mm long, leaf base slightly wider and convolute, gradually narrowed to a fine, somewhat denticulate subula; margins entire, slightly incurved; costa single, ca. 35–45 µm wide at base, somewhat filling with subula and long excurrent; upper cells short-rectangular, 8–15 µm × 6–8 µm; basal cells oblong-rectangular, 9–25 µm × 6–11 µm, thick-walled; alar cells inflated, 10–36 µm × 10–16 µm, hyaline or yellowish brown. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves larger than upper leaves, sheathing at base, abruptly narrowed to a long subula. Setae 2–3 mm long, cygneous when wet, erect and twisted when dry; capsules ovoid, neck short, stomata present; opercula obliquely rostrate; annuli absent; peristome teeth inserted below the mouth, lanceolate. Spores small, 9–12 µm in diameter.

Type. India: Kinnear 516.

Chinese specimens examined: SHAANXI: Hua Shan (Mt.), C. Gao 16869, 16830 (IFSBH).

Habitat: on soil over rock or in crevices of cliffs; Distribution: China, India, and Pakistan.

Illustrations: Pl. 21, figs. 1–6.


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