Bryologist 74: 170. 1971.
Plants small, yellow-green, dark green, or brownish, glossy. Stems 1–2 cm, not complanate-foliate, irregularly to regularly pinnate to 2-pinnate. Leaves closely imbricate to slightly spreading, ovate, straight; margins serrulate; apex gradually acuminate, often abruptly piliferous; ecostate or costa double; alar cells elongate, inflated, pigmented, walls thin, region of 1–4 cells, middle lamella not apparent, supra-alar cells differentiated, few, quadrate to rhombic; laminal cells vermicular, smooth or 1-seriate multipapillose. Sexual condition dioicous or phyllodioicous. [Seta 1–2 cm. Capsule inclined to horizontal, ovoid to cylindric; exothecial cell walls not or slightly collenchymatous; operculum short- to long-rostrate or conic].
B.C., Central America, South America, Asia (India, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan), Africa, Pacific Islands (New Zealand, Philippines), Australia.
Species 25 (1 in the flora).