Schliephackea C. Müll., Flora 58: 532. 1875.
Plants medium to large sized, in long pendent tufts; stems reddish brown, central strand present. Leaves linear-lanceolate from a widely spreading base; margins erect, serrate; costa single and strong; leaf cells elongate-rectangular to linear, incrassate and variously porose throughout; alar cells well-developed. Pseudautoicous. Perichaetial leaves sheathing at base, long setaceous above. Seta long; capsule erect; stomata present; peristome teeth entire. Calyptrae cucullate.