24. Pohlia timmioides (Broth.) P.-C. Chen ex Redfearn & B. C. Tan 狭叶丝瓜藓 xia ye si gua xian
Trop. Bryol. 10: 68. 1995. Webera timmioides Broth., Symb. Sin 4: 52. 1929. Type: China. Yunnan, northwestern part of the province, Handel Mazzetti 9761 (holotype H).
Plants relatively large, up to 40 mm high, stiff, yellowish green, glossy, in dense patches or tufts. Stems erect, densely foliate, not or scarcely branched, with dense brownish rhizoids at base. Leaves appressed or erect-patent when dry, spreading when moist, keeled, narrowly lanceolate to linear, reddish at base, 1.5–2.5 mm × 0.4–0.5 mm, shortly acuminate to acute at apex; margins recurved at base or near apex, serrulate above the middle; costae ending nearly at the apex; median leaf cells linear, 60–100 µm × 6–9 µm, more or less thick-walled; apical and basal cells shorter and broader than the median cells. Gemmae absent. Dioicous. Setae slender, ca. 20 mm long; capsules suberect to nearly horizontal, club-shaped, ca. 5 mm long; opercula small, conic, sharply apiculate; peristome double; endostome segments linear, rarely perforate; basal membrane low; cilia absent. Spores not seen.