13. Brachymenium sinense Card. & Thér. 中华短月藓 zhong hua duan yue xian
Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 21: 270. 1911. Type: China. Guizhou (Kouy Tscheou), Esquirol 3.
Plants small, to 5 mm high, grayish green to yellowish green, in dense tufts. Stems erect, julaceous. Leaves loose, not imbricate on stems when dry, broadly ovate to nearly cordiform; margins not bordered or slightly differentiated by somewhat narrower cells; costae slender, excurrent into long awns; median leaf cells narrowly rhomboidal, thin-walled; basal cells rectangular. Dioicous. Sporophytes not seen.