Flowersia D.G. Griffin & W.R. Buck, Bryologist 92: 372. 1989.
Plants forming tufts or mats, yellowish-green to reddish-brown. Stems suberect, to 8 cm tall, branched by innovations; in cross-section hyalodermis absent, outer 3-4 rows of cells small, thick-walled, inner cells larger, thin-walled, central strand present; tomentose. Leaves spirally arranged, crowded, erect-appressed when dry, spreading when wet, to 4.5 mm long, ovate- to triangular-lanceolate, apices acuminate; margins revolute distally, occasionally to base, doubly serrate in distal 1/2; costa short to long excurrent; cells above base oblong to subquadrate, unipapillose, papillae centered over cell lumen; basal cells oblong, smooth. Dioicous. Perichaetia terminal or appearing lateral by innovations; leaves slightly longer or twice as long than stem leaves. Setae short, 1.5-8.0 mm long, curved. Capsules suberect, urn subglobose, 3-4 mm long, wrinkled; opercula convex-plano; peristome absent. Spores coarsely papillose.