7. Brachythecium dicranoides Müll. Hal. 曲枝青藓 qu zhi qing xian
Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 5: 201. 1898. Type: China. Shaanxi, April 1896, Giraldi s.n.
Plants dark green, in flat mats. Stem leaves imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, oblong-ovate, 1.4–2.1 mm × 0.69–0.77 mm, concave, slenderly acuminate, often incurved at apex, distinctly decurrent at base; margins entire throughout; costae slender, ending in leaf acumen; median leaf cells linear-rhomboidal, 30–42 µm × 7–9 µm; alar cells differentiated, rectangular or elliptical, lax, thin-walled, extending close to costa at leaf base; branch leaves similar to stem leaves in shape, distinctly secund. Sporophytes not seen.