Bryol. Europ.2: 153. 1846 ,
Species 14 (3 in the flora).
Distichium capillaceum var. curvatum Flowers was described as a probable hybrid between D. capillaceum and D. inclinatum, characterized by capsule cylindric and strongly curved, and spores 20–23 µm.
|1||Capsule erect, cylindric, straight to slightly arcuate, spores 15-25 µm.||Distichium capillaceum|
|1||Capsule inclined, ovoid to oblong-ovoid, spores more than 25 µm||> 2|
|2||Peristome with a yellowish to hyaline basal membrane uniting teeth into 8 separated groups each of 2 teeth.||Distichium hagenii|
|2||Peristome of 16, evenly spaced, irregularly divided or perforate teeth.||Distichium inclinatum|