Pseudosymblepharis Broth., Nat. Pflanzenfam. ed. 2, 10: 261. 1924.
Plants small, medium-sized, or robust, yellow-green to dark-green, in tufts or cushions. Stems red, erect, sparsely and irregularly branched, hyalodermis present, central strand weakly developed or absent; rhizoids moderately developed, reddish brown, smooth. Leaves erect, variously clasping at base, incurved, spirally twisted and contorted, tubulose above when dry, spreading when wet; apices acuminate; laminae unistratose, fragile and often broken or eroded above; margins entire to weakly denticulate above, plane; costa percurrent to short excurrent, guide cells and two stereid bands present, the dorsal usually larger than the ventral stereid band, ventral surface layer enlarged; upper cells sub-quadrate to short-rectangular, firm-walled, pluripapillose, basal cells enlarged, rectangular, thin-walled, bulging, hyaline, smooth, those near costa and junction of the sheath and limb at times thick-walled and porose, outer cells usually running up the margins in a v-shaped pattern, up to 1/2–2/3 the leaf length, alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous. Perichaetia and perigonia terminal; perichaetial leaves weakly differentiated. Setae elongate, smooth, spirally twisted. Capsules narrowly cylindrical; stomata in neck; opercula erect-rostrate; annuli well-developed; peristome teeth 16, short, erect or weakly twisted, spiculose. Calyptrae cucullate.