1b. Leucobryum aduncum var. scalare (C. Müll. ex Fleisch.) A. Eddy 弯叶白发藓丛叶变种 wan-ye bai-fa xian cong-ye bian-zhong
Handb. Malesian Mosses 2: 11. f. 170. 1990. Leucobryum scalare C. Müll. ex. Fleisch., Musci Fl. Buitenzorg 1: 143. 1904. Type. The Philippines: Luzon, Micholitz 1973.
Leucobryum subscalare Broth. ex Vard., Rev. Bot. Bull. Mens. 29: 292. 1917.
This variety differs from Leucobryum aduncum var. aduncum by having leaves that are spirally arranged and usually closely imbricate, forming conical points at the stem and branch apices, and by having smaller leaves that are usually less than 3.5 mm long.