Ditrichum Hampe, Flora 50: 181. 1867.
Plants small to medium sized, loosely tufted, simple or sparsely branched. Leaves lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, acuminate to setaceous, erect or clasping at base; costa single, strong, subpercurent or excurrent; cells smooth; upper cells oval, quadrate to linear; lower cells rectangular to linear; alar cells undifferentiated. Setaeelongate; capsules erect or inclined, cylindrical; annuli large, compound, frequently persistent; opercula conic or conic-rostrate; stomata present; peristome of 16 teeth split nearly to the base into 2 filiform, terete, divisions. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth, entire.