9. Rhynchostegium subspeciosum (Müll. Hal.) Müll. Hal. 美丽长喙藓 mei li chang hui xian
Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 4: 272. 1897. Eurhynchium subspeciosum Müll. Hal., Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 3: 124. 1896. Type: China. Shaanxi, May 1894, Giraldi s.n.
Plants large, green, in loose or dense mats. Stems prostrate, to 5–7 cm long, regularly pinnately branched, loosely foliate, with branches ca. 2.0 cm long. Stem leaves ovate-lanceolate, often smaller than branch leaves; branch leaves oblong-elliptical-lanceolate, 1.71–2.34 mm × 0.48–0.72 mm; margins serrulate above, entire below; costae reaching 1/2–2/3 the leaf length; median leaf cells long linear, 160–195 µm × 10–12 µm, with angled ends; basal cells at insertion lax, elliptical or shortly rectangular; alar cells few. Sporophytes not seen.