2. Chionostomum rostratum (Griff.) C.Müll. 花锦藓 hua jin xian
Linnaea 36: 21. 1869. Neckera rostrata Griff., Calcutta J. Nat. Hist. 3: 70. 1843 . Type: India. Assam.
Chionostomum rostratum var. microcarpum Broth., Öfvers. Förh. Finska Vetensk.-Soc. 62A(9): 50. 1921.
Plants medium-sized, in dense mats. Main stems densely and irregularly branched; branches short, less than 10 mm long, densely foliate. Leaves loosely erect when dry, erect-spreading when moist, oblong to lanceolate, acute to shortly acuminate, deeply concave, sometimes plicate, less than 2 mm long; margins entire, reflexed in the upper 1/3, weakly denticulate near apex; leaf cells narrowly elongate to linear, 65–110 µm long, narrowly rhomboidal near apex, thin-walled, smooth; alar region consisting of one row of inflated, colored cells with a few hyaline, slightly, quadrate to rectangular cells above the basal alar cells. Autoicous. Inner perichaetial leaves small, narrowly lanceolate; perigonial leaves ovate, less than 0.25 mm. Setae short, 7–15 mm long, smooth; capsules cylindrical, up to 2 mm long, erect; opercula long rostrate.