Bryol. Univ.1: 389. 1826 ,
North America, Europe, Asia.
Species ca. 6 (3 in the flora).
Oncophorus is frequently encountered near stream habitats. The species may be confused with those of Dicranum, Dicranella, or Kiaeria, but are distinguished by distinctively strumose capsules and abruptly subulate leaves, which are strongly crisped-contorted when dry.
|1||Leaves keeled or folded, margins revolute, not sheathing at the base, gradually narrowed to the acumen||Oncophorus virens|
|1||Leaves flat, margins plane, sheathing at the base, abruptly narrowed to the acumen||> 2|
|2||Plants dark, not contorted when dry, seta usually less than 8 mm.||Oncophorus rauei|
|2||Plants lighter, contorted when dry, seta usually more than 8 mm.||Oncophorus wahlenbergii|
|Author||Steven G. Newmaster +|
|Basionym||Dicranum Oncophorus +|
|Etymology||Greek onkos, tumor, and phoros, bearing, alluding to goiterlike swelling (struma) at base of capsule +|
|Illustrator||Patricia M. Eckel +|
|Taxon name||Oncophorus +|
|Taxon parent||Dicranaceae +|
|Taxon rank||genus +|
|Volume||Volume 27 +|