4. Tayloria indica Mitt. 南亚小壶藓 nan-ya xiao hu xian
J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot., Suppl. 1: 57. 1859. Dissodon indicus (Mitt.) C. Müll., Flora 57: 287. 1874. Syntypes. Sikkim: Hooker 386, 387, 389; Nepal: Gardner, Wallich & Hooker 388.
Tayloria kwangsiensis Reim., Hedwigia 71: 45. 1931. Type. China: Guangxi (Kwangsi), Mt. Yaeshan, S.-S. Sin 3945.
Plants small to medium-sized, up to 2.5 cm high, yellowish green or brownish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, usually branched at base, radicuolse below the middle. Leaves erect-patent, imbricately arranged, contorted when dry, lower leaves smaller, upper leaves larger, ca. 2.5–5.0 mm × 1.0–1.5 mm, oblong-lingulate, obtusely apiculate at apex; margins plane, strongly serrate, with 1–2-celled teeth; costa percurrent to shortly excurrent in a short awn; upper leaf cells pentagonal to hexagonal; median cells oblong-hexagonal, 45–90 µm × 20–30 µm, thin-walled; basal cells rectangular. Autoicous. Perichaetia terminal, perichaetial leaves not differentiated from stem leaves; perigonia budlike, located on lateral branches. Setae 0.5–1.5 cm long; capsules erect, oblong-ovoid, ca. 1.5–2.5 mm long; opercula bluntly conic; annuli none; peristome teeth typical as in the genus. Calyptrae hairy. Spores 15–25 µm in diameter.