Meesia Hedw., Sp. Musc. Frond. 173. 1801.
Medium-sized plants in dense, sordid‑green or yellowish tufts, brownish below, densely tomentose at stem base. Stems erect, forked. Leaves erect to wide-spreading, or squarrose, oblong‑lanceolate to oblong‑ovate; apices acute to rounded‑obtuse; costae single, subpercurrent to percurrent; upper cells short- to long‑rectangular, thin- or firm‑walled, smooth, basal cells lax and enlarged. Setae very long. Capsules erect‑pyriform, curved and asymmetric from an erect, elongate neck, smooth; opercula hemispherical to conic; exostome short, blunt or truncate; exostome teeth rudimentary, endostome 2–4 times as long as the exostome teeth, basal membrane low, segments narrow, keeled, slightly perforate, cilia 2–4, rudimentary or irregularly developed.