Leiomela (Mitt.) Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. 1(3): 634. 1904.
Bartramia subsect. Leiomela Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 12: 253. 1869.
Plants small to medium-sized, in loose or dense, glossy, glaucous-green, green, to yellow-green tufts. Stems simple or sparsely branched, hyalodermis absent. Leaves erect to erect- spreading, flexuose, linear to linear-lanceolate; apices subulate; margins spiculose, serrate, serrulate, or dentate; costae excurrent, percurrent or ending well below the apex; upper cells short-rectangular, papillose at upper ends, basal cells long-rectangular, smooth, alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous or synoicous. Perigonial and perichaetial leaves long-setaceous, to 15 mm long. Setae 1–2 mm long. Capsules immersed, erect, ovoid-oblong; exothecial cells lax; stomata somewhat immersed in capsule neck; opercula plano-convex to nearly flat; peristome none or double with exostome of 16 reduced exostome teeth and rudimentary endostome. Spores spherical, reticulate. Calyptrae conic.