Ecology: Páramo; on rocks in wet sites. Elevation: unknown. Distribution: In South America only known from Colombia; Pacific Northwest of North America, and temperate northeast Asia.
Racomitrium molle is characterized by the ovate to oval or broadly elliptical leaves, broadly rounded apices, and irregulary isodiametic upper lamina cells (not sinuose).
Specimens: COLOMBIA. Boyacá: Grubb & Guymer B226 (BM), 226A (BM, CANM). Fide Bednarek-Ochyra (2006).