Zhao J.-C.1, Li M.1, Li J.-B.2 1999. Encalypta sinica (Musci: Encalyptaceae), a new species from Northern China // Arctoa. Vol.8: 1–4 [in English].
1 Department of Biology, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050016 China
2 Experimental Centre, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050016 China
KEYWORDS: bryophytes, mosses, Encalypta sinica, new species, taxonomy.
ABSTRACT. Encalypta sinica, a new Chinese endemic from Mt. Xiaowutai, Hebei Province, China, is described and illustrated. The new species is distinguished by its calyptrae with densely arranged high-conic papillae, and by its leaf cells with a starlike papillae. The presence of distally "warty" spores places the new species in the section Rhabdotheca C. Mueller.