Pilopogon Brid., Bryol. Univ. 1: 519. 1826.
Plants slender in loose to dense tufts; stems irregularly branched, equally foliate, sparsely radiculose at base, central strand well-developed. Leaves appressed when dry, erect-spreading when wet, lanceolate, subulate-acuminate above; costa broad, with dorsal and ventral stereids, smooth or ribbed at back; upper cells small, thick-walled; basal cells rectangular, thin-walled, frequently hyaline at extreme base and for some distance along the basal margin; alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves long sheathing. Setae elongate, erect; capsules cylindrical, straight; stomata absent; peristome teeth 16, filiform, densely papillose; annuli caducous; opercula long rostrate, erect. Calyptrae cucullate, ciliate at base.