Globulinella Steere in Steere & Chapman, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 36: 221. 1946.
Seligeria subg. Globulina C. Müll., Gen. Musc. Frond. 306. 1901 .
Plants small; stems simple or forked, epidermal cells short-rectangular, sclerodermis weakly or strongly present, central strand well-developed. Axillary hairs with hyaline to light-brown basal cells. Leaves oval, oblong or elliptic, spreading at base, rosulate, appressed-imbricate when dry, erect to erect-incurved when wet; apices obtuse, cucullate; margins entire, plane to erect; costa stout, subpercurrent, often spurred above, upper ventral surface cells quadrate to short-rectangular, enlarged above, guide cells and one (dorsal) or rarely two stereid bands present; leaf cells smooth, upper cells round, quadrate, short-rectangular, triangular or oblate, thick-walled, basal cells quadrate, short- or long-rectangular, hyaline, alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous. Perichaetia and perigonia terminal; perichaetial leaves enlarged, somewhat sheathing. Setae smooth. Capsules oblong, erect, smooth; exothecial cells short-rectangular, firm-walled; stomata in neck; opercula conic-rostrate; annuli well-developed; peristome teeth 16, yellow, erect, inserted within the mouth, spiculose. Calyptrae yellow, cucullate, smooth.