Dicranum Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 126. 1801.
Plants small to robust; stems tomentose, central strand present. Leaves lanceolate to ovate-acute, smooth or papillose at back, more or less subtubulose or grooved; margins serrate to entire; costa narrow, ending below the apex to percurrent to shortly excurrent, smooth or with serrate ribs at back; cells subquadrate to elongate, thick-walled, porose or non-porose; alar cells well developed. Dioicous. Setae erect, single or aggregate; capsules cylindrical, erect or curved and inclined; opercula rostrate; peristome teeth 16, divided to the middle. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth, entire.