8b. Distichophyllum oblongum var. fanjingense P. J. Lin & B. C. Tan 圆尖黄藓贵州变种 yuan-jian huang xian gui-zhou bian-zhong
Harvard Pap. Bot. 7: 41, 1995. Types. China: Guizhou, Mt. Fanjing, on trunk of Magnolia, summit dwarf forest near Nine Dragon Pond beyond Jin-ding, B. C. Tan 91-1215 (holotype FH; isotype IBSC); ibid, Crosby 15830 (paratype MO); Lei-shan Co., summit vicinity of Mt. Leigong, Crosby 15490 (paratype MO).
Plants forming dense mats. Stems small, less than 10 mm long. Leaves complanate, slightly wrinkled when dry, obovate to short spathulate, about 1.0–1.5 mm × 0.25–0.50 mm, round obtuse, at times with minute apiculus or mucro; leaf borders strong, entire, 13–20 µm wide; costa variable in length, often extending beyond 2/3 of the leaf length; laminal cells irregularly polygonal, 11–18 µm wide, becoming short rectangular near base, 22–34 µm × 11–18 µm. Perichaetial leaves small, oblong, with rounded and obtuse apices. Sporophytes lateral; setae 3–4 mm long, smooth, reddish brown; capsules small, ovoid, slightly nodding.