Timmiella (De Not.) Limpr., Laub. Deutschl. 1: 590. 1888.
Trichostomum sect. Timmiella De Not., Cronac. Briol. Ital. 1: 14. 1866.
Plants dull, yellow-green to green, in dense or loose tufts. Stems erect, sparsely and irregularly branched, hyalodermis present, central strand well-developed. Leaves erect at base, incurved, spirally twisted and contorted, tubular above when dry, spreading when wet; apices acute; lamina bistratose, bistratose cells near costa at mid-leaf not vertically aligned; margins denticulate or serrate above, serrulate below, plane to incurved above; costa percurrent to short excurrent, wide, guide cells and two stereid bands well-developed, ventral surface layer of short, bulging-mammillose cells; upper cells rounded-quadrate, firm-walled, bulging-mammillose ventrally, plane dorsally, basal cells enlarged, thin-walled, bulging, hyaline, smooth, alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous or monoicous, perichaetial leaves weakly differentiated. Setae elongate, smooth, spirally twisted. Capsules narrowly cylindrical; opercula high-conic; annuli well- or poorly developed; peristome teeth divided nearly to the base into 32 slender, densely spiculose, filaments, straight or weakly twisted clockwise. Calyptrae cucullate.