Schizymenium Harv. ex Hook., Icon. Pl. 3: 202. 1840.
Plants small to medium-sized, glossy or dull, in erect, loose tufts. Stems simple or sparsely and irregularly branched; rhizoids reddish orange to brownish, papillose. Leaves distantly spaced below, erect to erect-spreading when wet, closely or widely spaced above, linear-lanceolate, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, weakly decurrent; apices acute or acuminate; margins plane or erect to narrowly recurved above, sinuolate, serrate to serrulate above, entire to serrulate below; costae single, percurrent or subpercurrent; cells smooth, thin but firm-walled, upper cells rhomboidal, linear-rhomboidal or linear-vermicular, basal cells subquadrate, rhomboidal, rectangular, narrowly rectangular or linear-vermicular. Dioicous or paroicous. Perichaetial leaves small, not strongly differentiated. Setae elongate, flexuose. Capsules inclined to erect; exothecial cells elongate with straight or sinuose walls; stomata superficial or somewhat sunken; annuli complex, persistent; peristome double, single and endostomial, or absent, exostome teeth 16, often rudimentary, smooth, trabeculae weakly developed, endostome imperfect, basal membrane low or high, segments narrow, filiform, flat or keeled, not or narrowly perforate, cilia absent or rudimentary. Spores lightly papillose. Calyptra not seen.