2. Polytrichastrum emodi G. L. Smith 厚栉拟金发藓 hou zhi ni jin fa xian
J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 38: 633. f. 1–11. 1974. Type: Nepal. Between Lama Chungbu and Slesa, Iwatsuki 1602.
Polytrichum crassilamellatum W.-X. Xu & R.-L. Xiong, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 6(2): 179. 1984. Type: China. Xizang, Zhongba Co., Shengli, 5600 m, D.-D. Tao 2095 (holotype YUKU).
Plants small. Stems erect, 2–3 cm high. Stem leaves crowded above, erect when dry, clasping at base, erect-patent when moist, basal leaves often scale-like; mature leaves 4–7 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, concave, rounded ovate or shortly oblong and sheathing at base; ventral lamellae in 20–35 rows, 5–6 cells high; apical cells of lamellae pyriform, lumen small, very thick-walled above, usually roughened, brownish; margins clearly serrate; costa broad, ending in the apex or excurrent to a reddish filiform awn; median cells rounded ovate or rounded quadrate to irregularly oblate, 3–15 µm × 5–12 µm, thick-walled; upper sheathing base bordered by hyaline cells, cells in the sheathing base irregularly rectangular, 5–7 µm × 18–40 µm, cells above sheathing base worm-shaped. Dioicous. Setae ca. 1.5 cm long; capsules ovoid-cylindrical, erect; exothecial cells smooth, apophyses slightly restricted, with stomata at base of urns; epiphragm fleshy; peristome teeth 32, hyaline; opercula long beaked. Calyptrae cucullate, covering 2/3 the capsules, densely ciliate. Spores spherical, 9–12 µm in diameter, verrucose.