Anomobryum Schimp., Syn. Musc. Eur. 382. 1860.
Plants small, slender, in erect, gregarious or loose tufts. Stems simple or sparsely branched. Leaves closely imbricate when wet or dry, ovate or oblong, weakly decurrent; apices obtuse to rounded at the apex or broadly acute; margins plane to erect, entire to serrulate or obscurely crenulate near apex; costa subpercurrent to percurrent; cells smooth, thin- or thick-walled, upper cells linear-vermicular, rhomboidal or rhomboidal-hexagonal, basal cells distinctly differentiated from upper cells, broader, rectangular, thinner-walled. Setae elongate, straight. Capsules pendent, horizontal to suberect; annuli well-developed; peristome diplolepidous, endostome and exostome perfect, variously reduced or rudimentary.