Plants pale to yellow-green, brownish with age. Stems 3 cm, 1–3 mm wide across leafy stem; axillary hair basal cell short, apical cells elongate. Stem and branch leaves 1–2 × 0.4–0.8 mm; alar cells quadrate to short-rectangular, sometimes oblate, 14–33 × 11–24 µm; medial cells 47–165 × 7–9 µm. Perichaetial leaf apex acuminate, leaf margins entire to serrulate. Seta 0.5–0.8 cm. Capsule 0.8–1.5 mm; operculum 0.2–0.5 mm.
Phenology: Capsules mature winter.
Habitat: Woods, rotten logs, exposed tree roots
Elevation: low elevations (0-100 m)
Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa.
Entodontopsis leucostega is recognized by the glossy, complanate-foliate plants with erect-spreading, narrow, acuminate leaves, elongate laminal cells with tapering ends that are smooth or sometimes prorulose on the abaxial surface, and erect or inclined to cernuous capsules.