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12. Didymodon pallido-basis (Dix.) X.-J. Li & Iwats., Moss Fl. China. 2:166. 2001; Barbula pallido-basis Dix., Rev. Bryol. Lichénol. 7: 107. 1934.

Plants small, 5–8 mm high, dark green to yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple; central strand weakly differentiated. Leaves crisped-flexuous when dry, reflexed or somewhat squarrose when moist, narrowly lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 1.3–2.0 mm x 0.2–0.4 mm, bluntly acuminate at the apex; margins entire, recurved; costa stout, percurrent, sometimes shortly excurrent, abaxial superficial cells of costa rectangular, smooth; medium and upper leaf cells irregularly quadrate to more or less hexagonal, 6–10 µm x 6–10 µm, pluripapillose; basal cells rectangular, 14–48 µm x 6–12 µm, smooth, hyaline. Sporophytes unknown.

Type. China: Liaoning, Sheng-yang City, 23 July 1933, Iwasaki 10033 (isotype TNS).

Specimen examined: see the type information cited above.

Habitat: unknown; Distribution: endemic to China.

Illustrations: Pl. 119, figs. 7–16.


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