Bryol. Univ. 1: 368, plate 4, fig. 1. 1826.
Etymology: Greek kata, down, and skopeo, look, alluding to orientation of capsule mouth
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 28. Treatment on page 35. Mentioned on page 667.
Stems slender; tomentum reddish. Leaves with apex acuminate; basal laminal cells longer than distal cells; distal cells ± quadrate. Seta erect. Capsule peristome reduced.
North America, Europe, Asia, Atlantic Islands (Iceland).
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