6. Tayloria rudolphiana (Garov.) Bruch & Schimp. in B.S.G. 德氏小壶藓 de-shi xiao hu xian
Bryol. Eur. 3: 208. pl. 287 (fasc. 23–24, Monogr. 10. pl. 4). 1845. Splachnum rudolphianum Garov., Bryol. Austr. Excurs. 22. 1840. Type. Austria.
Tayloria delavayi (Besch.) Besch., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 7, 15: 59. 1892. Orthodon delavayi Besch., Rev. Bryol. 18: 88. 1891. Type. China: Yunnan, Da-li Co., Delavay 2947 (holotype BM; isotypes H, PC). Synonymized by Koponen 1992.
Plants medium-sized, up to 2.0 cm high, greenish above, brownish green below, in dense tufts. Stems erect, simple or sometimes branched near the base, densely radiculose below, rhizoids brownish. Leaves contorted when dry, erect or erect-patent when moist, oblong-obovate, ca. 5–6 mm × 1–2 mm, acute to obtuse, abruptly apiculate at apex, constricted at base; margins remotely spinosely serrate above the midleaf; costa percurrent to shortly excurrent; upper leaf cells quadrate or hexagonal, thin-walled; lower cells oblong-hexagonal to rectangular, thin-walled, with 1 row of hyaline and narrower cells at margins. Autoicous. Perigonia with paraphyses. Perichaetial leaves not differentiated. Setae terminal, ca. 1.3–1.7 cm long, orange-yellow; capsules with shortly cylindrical urns, apophyses well developed, tapered to setae, shorter than the urns; opercula conic, shortly rostrate; annuli none; peristome teeth typical as in the genus. Calyptrae large, 4–8 plicate, lobed at base. Spores spherical, 9–12 µm in diameter, rough.