Pyrrhobryum Mitt., J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 10: 174. 1868.
Medium to robust-sized plants in dark green or yellowish green tufts. Stems erect, simple or forked, moderately to densely reddish‑brown tomentose along stems or at the stem bases. Leaves spirally arranged, linear to lanceolate; margins multistratose, doubly toothed; costae single, subpercurrent to excurrent, dorsally toothed, with two stereid bands; upper cells small, quadrate, rounded‑hexagonal to rectangular, thick‑walled, smooth. Dioicous, autoicous, or synoicous. Perichaetia bud‑like, lateral or basal. Setae elongate. Capsules exserted, erect to horizontal and curved, cylindrical, with short, distinct necks; opercula short- or long-rostrate; annuli present; exostome of 16 narrowly triangular teeth, cross‑striolate or papillose below, papillose above, endostome basal membrane well-developed, segments broad, narrowly perforate, cilia 2–3. Calyptrae cucullate, naked.