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15. Campylopus taiwanensis Sak., Bot. Mag. (Tokyo). 55: 206. 1941.

Campylopus barbuloides Broth. in Bruehl, Rec. Bot. Surv. India 13(1): 123. 1931, nom. nud.

Plants coarse, short and stout, up to 1.5 cm high, pale green or brownish green, in dense, somewhat shiny tufts. Stems erect, simple or branched, somewhat radiculose below. Leaves erect, appressed when dry, erect- spreading when moist, upper leaves often homomallous, larger and more crowded, lanceolate, up to 3.0 mm × 0.35 mm, gradually narrowed from an oblong-ovate, not contracted base to a short, subulate acumen; margins plane, and entire below, inflexed above, serrulate near the apex; costa occupying ca. ½ the leaf base width, shortly excurrent, ending in a short, serrate, hyaline point, with serrate lamellae at back in the upper part, with dorsal stereid band in transverse section; upper cells rhombic to rhomboidal, moderately thick-walled; basal cells shortly rectangular, thick-walled; alar cells few, quadrate to short-rectangular, somewhat inflated, hyaline or reddish brown. Sporophytes not seen.

Type. China: Taiwan, Taihoku, Hokuto, K. Sakurai 1723 (holotype MAK).

Specimens examined: HONG KONG: Tai-mo Shan (Mt.), C.-H. Gao 26127 (SHM). GUANGXI: Shang-si Co., C. Gao 2092 (IFSBH). HUNAN: Liu-yang Co., C. Gao 661 (MO). TAIWAN: see the type information of this species cited above. ZHEJIANG: Ping-hen Co., D.-K. Li 12497 (SHM).

Habitat: on soil; Distribution: endemic to China.

Illustrations: Pl. 27, figs. 1–11.


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