Card., Bull. Herb. Boissier 8: 90. 1908.
Plants small, in loose to compact tufts; stems radiculose. Leaves erect-patent, appressed or slightly secund, narrowly acuminate; costa broad, to 2/3 the leaf width at base, excurrent, in cross section with large ventral and dorsal hyalocysts, a median band of stereid cells and a small group of ventral stereids; cells firm-walled, linear or rectangular to subquadrate, smooth; alar cells weakly developed. Setae yellowish, becoming brownish with age, erect; capsules erect, cylindrical, smooth, yellowish; exothecial cells elongate; stomata absent; annuli well developed and revoluble; opercula long rostrate; peristome divided nearly to the base, papillose throughout or striate-papillose at base. Calyptrae cucullate, entire at base.