Anacolia laevisphaera (Tayl.) Flow., Moss Fl. N. Amer. 2(3): 155. 1935
Glyphocarpa laevisphaera Tayl., London J. Bot. 5: 56. 1846. Bartramia laevisphaera (Tayl.) C. Müll., Syn. Musc. Frond. 1: 506. 1849. Protologue: Ecuador. On Pichincha; September, 23, 1826. Prof W. Jameson, (Dr. Greville’s Herbarium).
Plants medium-sized, green to yellow-green, to 2 cm high. Stems red, laxly ascending, not or sparsely branched below, hyalodermis absent, central strand well-developed, moderately to strongly tomentose at base; rhizoids reddish brown, lightly papillose; axillary hairs two-celled, lower cell quadrate, brown, upper cell globose, hyaline. Leaves 3–4 mm long, closely spaced, appressed when dry, erect-spreading when wet, ovate-lanceolate, spreading from the insertion; apex narrowly acuminate; margins coarsely double serrate, revolute above; costae excurrent, with low ridges and toothed at back in upper part of leaf; upper cells bistratose, short-rectangular to subquadrate, firm- and straight-walled, pluripapillose at cell ends, 10–15 x 5 μm, lower cells long short-rectangular to linear, firm and straight-walled, smooth, 17–62 x 5–10 μm, alar cells enlarged and bulging in small group with 3–5 rows of enlarged quadrate cells above. Dioicous. Sporophytes not known from Central America. “Sporophyte terminal or lateral by innovation; seta short, straight, less than 1 cm long, reddish brown; capsule nearly spherical, 2–3 mm in diameter, reddish brown when ripe, rugulose when dry, neck lacking, mouth small; exothecial cells quadrate to polygonal, several rows below the mouth transversely elongated, thicker-walled and darker in color; peristome lacking; lid low convex. Spores spherical to shortly ovoid, often flattened on one side, 23–28 μm, coarsely roughened with large wart-like papillae” (Flowers 1952).