3. Daltonia semitorta Mitt. 折叶小黄藓 zhe-ye xiao-huang xian
J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 146. 1859. Type. India: Sikkim, Hooker s.n.
Plants small, corticolous, less than 5 mm high. Leaves to 2 mm × 0.50–0.75 mm, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate, strongly carinate along the costa, flexuous when dry, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate or shortly cuspidate with a slightly twisted acumen; margins narrowly recurved on one or both sides of the leaf, bordered by 2 rows of cells; costa single, reaching upper 2/3 the lamina length; upper laminal cells irregularly rhomboidal-hexagonal to shortly rectangular, 11–14 µm × 6–8 µm, thin-walled, becoming rectangular in lower 1/3. Perichaetia, perigonia and sporophytes not seen.