6. Dicranodontium papillifolium C. Gao in C. Gao, G.-C. Zhang & T. Cao 瘤叶青毛藓 liu-ye qing-mao xian
Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3: 393. 1981. Type. China: Xizang, Ya-dong Co., alt. 2700 m, S.-K. Chen 7799 (holotype IFSBH; isotype KUN).
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.