Mém. Soc. Sci. Nat. Math. Cherbourg 29: 308. 1895 ,.
Etymology: Greek rhachis, ridge, and theke, case, alluding to ribbed capsule
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 468.
Stems with central strand. [Capsule exserted, annulus differentiated, 1–2-seriate; endostome teeth fused to 8 teeth, or absent. Spores pitted].
North America, Mexico, South America, Asia, Indian Ocean Islands.
Species 4 (1 in the flora).
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