Epipterygium Lindb., Öfvers. Förh. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. 19: 603. 1862.
Plants small, dull or glossy, pale, glaucous-green to pinkish or reddish green in loose tufts; stems forked or simple; rhizoids sparse, reddish brown, lightly papillose. Leaves dimorphic, lateral leaves in 2–3 rows, obovate to broadly elliptic, acute, sometimes decurrent, dorsal leaves in 1–3 rows, smaller and narrower than the lateral leaves, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate acute to shortly acuminate; margins bordered or elimbate, plane, entire to obscurely serrulate above; costa ½ to _ the leaf length in lateral leaves, shorter in dorsal leaves; cells broadly rhombic, rhomboidal or linear, lax or firm, thin-walled, alar cells undifferentiated. Dioicous. Perigonia terminal, bud-like. Setae reddish orange, smooth. Capsules cylindrical to pyriform, inclined to pendent; exothecial cells collenchymatous; stomata superficial; opercula conic-apiculate; annuli rudimentary or revoluble; peristome double, exostome densely and finely papillose, endostome lightly papillose, basal membrane to ½–_ of exostome teeth length, segments well-developed, broadly perforate, cilia 1‑3, stout, nodose. Spores lightly papillose. Calyptra not seen.