Nya Bot. Not.1849: 78, plate 1, figs. 27–36. 1849,
Habitat: Rock or soil in streams
Elevation: low to moderate elevations
Like Andreaea alpina, A. obovata has spores in two size classes, the smaller apparently abortive. It is very rare in the flora area and can be distinguished from A. rupestris by the panduriform leaves.