Monographs Details: Campylopus hemitrichius (C.Müll.) A.Jaeger
Authority: Buck, William R. 1987. Bryostephane Steereana: A Collection of Bryological Papers Presented to William Campbell Steere On The Occasion of His 80th Birthday. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 45: 1-749.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Distribution: Bomeo, Philippines (Fig. 91).Ecology: This species has been collected only on Mt. Kinabalu, where it grows in dense cushions on wet soil on granite plates in the alpine region between 3300 and 4000 m.Specimens examined: MALAYSIA. Sabah: Mt. Kinabalu, Campylopodes Malaysiae Exsiccatae 4, Campylopodes Exsiccatae 119.
Campylopus hemitrichius is related to C
schmidii (aureus). Tan (1983) recognized that the
records of C hemitrichius in the Philippines also
included C. schmidii and he gave an account of
the distinguishing characters of the two species.
The differences between the two species lay in
the different habits ofthe plants as well as in the
shape ofthe abaxial cells ofthe leaf costa. However,
the differences in the anatomy of C. hemitrichius
and C. schmidii are not clear-cut and as
such, the former may be regarded as an ecotype
of C. aureus which occurs in the wet subalpine
to alpine habitats in Sabah and the Philippines.