15. Entodon micropodus Besch. 短柄绢藓 duan bing juan xian
Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., ser. 7, 15: 87. 1892. Cylindrothecium micropodum (Besch.) Paris, Index Bryol. 301. 1894. Type: China. Yunnan, Delavay 1890.
Plants medium-sized, yellowish green, glossy, in dense mats. Stems prostrate, to 2.3–3.0 cm long, pinnately branched; branches 5–10 mm long, more or less julaceous, attenuate at tips. Stem leaves shortly ovate or obovate, 0.9–1.3 mm × 0.4–0.5 mm, concave, broadly acute or apiculate at apex; margins entire; costae double, very short, indistinct; median leaf cells linear, 60–70 µm × 4–6 µm; apical cells shorter; alar cells numerous, quadrate, thin-walled, 15–20 cells high along margins, extending close to costa at leaf base; branch leaves oblong-ovate. Autoicous. Setae ca. 9 mm long, straight, reddish brown; capsules elongate-ovoid, asymmetric, 1.0–1.5 mm long; annuli well developed, consisting of 3 rows of inflated cells; exostome teeth narrowly lanceolate, densely papillose; endostome segments linear, shorter than teeth, smooth. Spores 10–13 µm in diameter, finely papillose.