8. Plagiobryum Lindb. 平蒴藓属 ping shuo xian shu
Öfvers. Förh. Kongl. Svenska Vetensk.-Akad. 19: 606. 1863.
Plants small, in dense tufts. Stems simple or sparsely, irregularly branched, with rhizoids at base. Leaves usually imbricate, rounded-ovate to oblong-ovate; margins plane, entire; costae ending in the apex or nearly percurrent; median leaf cells lax, thin-walled, hexagonal, becoming narrower near margins, but borders not differentiated; basal cells lax. Dioicous. Setae short, straight or curved; capsules club-shaped to pyriform, curved, neck elongate, mouth oblique; stomata present; opercula low conic; annuli differentiated; peristome double; exostome teeth linear-lanceolate, papillose; endostome segments linear, perforate; basal membrane rather high; cilia rudimentary or absent. Calyptrae cucullate, naked. Spores spherical, densely papillose.