Rhodobryum (Schimp.) Limpr., Laubm. Deutschl. 2: 444. 1892, nom. conserv.
Bryum subg. Rhodobryum Schimp., Syn. Musc. Eur. 381. 1860.
Plants large to robust-sized, dark-green to yellowish green in loose tufts. Stems erect, rosulate from subterranean stolons, often verticillate; rhizoids reddish brown, papillose, densely clothing the stem. Lower leaves erect, small and distantly spaced, upper leaves enlarged and densely clustered, oblong-ovate to obovate-oblong; apices broadly acute to shortly acuminate; margins strongly to weakly bordered, narrowly recurved at base or up to _ the leaf length, single or double toothed above; costa strong percurrent to excurrent, with 2–4 ventral rows of enlarged, hyaline cells, a small central strand, and dorsal stereids absent or present as a small bundle; upper cells large and broad, rhombic to rhomboidal, basal cells elongate-rectangular. Setae terminal, 1–5 per perichaetium, smooth. Capsules cylindrical to oblong-pyriform, inclined to pendent; opercula conic-apiculate; annuli well-developed, revoluble; peristome perfect, exostome densely and finely papillose below, papillose above, strongly trabeculate at back, endostome lightly papillose, basal membrane to ½–_ the exostome teeth length, segments well-developed, broadly perforate, cilia 2–3, appendiculate or nodose. Spores smooth to lightly papillose.