Syn. Musc. Eur. ed.2, CIII, 513. 1876
North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa.
Species 4 (2 in the flora).
Anacolia is recognized by its imbricate, appressed leaves, borne on prorulose stems that are felty tomentose proximally. The basal juxtacostal laminal cells are sometimes linear; the perigonia and perichaetia are terminal, appearing lateral by innovations; the capsule is leptodermous; and the capsule neck is very short or absent. When fertile, the usually erect, irregularly wrinkled capsules are distinctive. Within the flora area, Anacolia is confined to western North America.
|1||Distal laminal cells prorulose at both ends on both surfaces; inner basal cells elongated oblong; distal lamina 2-4-stratose.||Anacolia laevisphaera|
|1||Distal laminal cells smooth or a few cells bearing low prorulae on abaxial side; inner basal cells quadrate or short-rectangular; distal lamina 1 (or 2)-stratose.||Anacolia menziesii|