3. Syrrhopodon chenii Reese & P.-J. Lin 陈氏网藓 chen-shi wang xian
Bryologist 92: 186. 1989. Type. China: Guangdong, Zhao-qing Co., Ding-hu Shan (Mt.) Nature Preserve, 23°8'N, 112°35'E, 240–300 m, Redfearn et al. 34406 (holotype PE; isotypes H, HIRO, IBSC, LAF, MO, NY); Redfearn et al. 34412 (paratypes H, IBSC, LAF, MO, NY, PE).
Plants tiny, 3–5 mm high, yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems elongate, forked; rhizoids dark-violet, conspicuous. Leaves involute, erect-ascending and loosely secund when dry, straight and with involute margins when wet, narrowly linear to lanceolate above broader base, to 4–5 mm long, axillary hairs inconspicuous; costa smooth or remotely spinose abaxially, remotely spinose adaxially; cells of upper laminae pellucid, isodiametric to rectangular, smooth abaxially except toward margin where usually some laminal cells are papillose-spinose in abaxial intramarginal rows, but abaxial rows of spinose papillae lacking on some leaves; margins of upper laminae narrowly bordered nearly all around with hyaline cells, border weak or lacking near leaf tip, often difficult to see in narrow leaves because of involution of leaf margins; margins of lower laminae with delicate hyaline cilia, the cilia to 30–60 µm long; cancellinae ending in acute angles distally. Gemmae scanty, inconspicuous, on adaxial surface of costa tip. Sporophytes unknown.