2. Tayloria Hook. 小壶藓属 xiao hu xian shu
J. Sci. Arts (London) 2(3): 144. 1816.
Plants small, slender to rather robust, green or yellowish green, in loose or dense tufts. Stems erect, simple or branched, often densely with rhizoids at base. Leaves dense, smaller below, larger toward stem tips, contorted when dry, erect or wide-spreading when moist, oblong-ovate or obovate or oblong-lanceolate, rounded-obtuse, blunt or acute to acuminate at apex, often decurrent at base; margins entire, serrulate or rarely laciniate, sometimes bordered; costa ending well below leaf apex to excurrent into a short awn; leaf cells lax, hexagonal or short-rectangular, gradually elongate and enlarged toward the base. Autoicous or rarely dioicous. Setae very short to elongate, usually smooth; capsules usually erect, ovoid to oblong-cylindrical or claviform, apophyses developed, short or longer than urns, usually somewhat narrower than the urns; opercula convex or hemispheric to conic, blunt to shortly rostrate; annuli none; peristome teeth 16, lanceolate, sometimes split at base into 32 divisions, smooth or papillose. Calyptrae small, mitrate, naked or somewhat hairy. Spores spherical, smooth or minutely papillose.