7. Physcomitrium sinensi-sphaericum C. Müll. 中华立碗藓 zhong-hua li-wan xian
Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n. ser., 5: 160. 1898. Type. China: Shaanxi (Schen-si), Chang-an Co., Liu-kian-se, Giraldi 2182 (isotypes H, HKAS).
Plants small to medium-sized, yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems erect, unbranched, ca. 8–10 mm high. Leaves crowded at stem tips, oblong-ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 1.0–1.5 mm × 0.3–0.5 mm, acuminate to acute at apex; margins entire below, indistinctly serrulate above; costa percurrent to shortly excurrent as a short apiculus; upper and median leaf cells small, irregularly short-rectangular, 15–20 µm × 6–8 µm; basal cells larger and elongate, 25–32 µm × 10–13 µm; marginal cells narrowly rhomboidal to linear, ca. 45 µm × 4 µm. Autoicous. Setae erect, yellowish red, 2–4 mm long; capsules turbinate, reddish brown, 1.0–1.2 mm × 0.7–1.0 mm, mouth wide; apophyses distinctly developed; opercula low-conic with a small apiculus; annuli small; peristome absent. Calyptrae not seen. Spores not seen.