Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 45: 522. 1987.
Stems 1 cm, moderately complanate-foliate, branches usually simple, short, sometimes tapered to apex, somewhat remotely foliate; epidermal cells small, walls thick, in 2 or 3 rows, surrounding larger, thinner walled cells; axillary hair basal cell 1, distal cells 3. Leaves soft, 0.7–0.8 mm; alar cells few, region in 2–5 rows in extreme basal angles; laminal cells oblong-rhomboidal, 10–25 × 5 µm, walls often firm; apical cells shorter.
Phenology: Capsule maturity unknown.
Habitat: Moist, shaded rock in cool ravines
Elevation: moderate elevations (400-500 m)
N.C., S.C., Asia (China, India, Sri Lanka), Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Zaire).
Bryocrumia vivicolor is distinguished by the slender habit, obtuse leaf apices, and wet rock substrate.