Plants small, scattered or in small tufts. Stems erect, not or sparsely branched, rhizoids scattered, sclerodermis weakly developed, central strand present or absent. Leaves erect-incurved when dry, erect when wet, cucullate, lamina bistratose near costa, unistratose at margins; margins entire to irregularly crenulate, infolded above; costa percurrent to subpercurrent, guide cells and single (dorsal) stereid band well-developed, ventral surface layer differentiated as uniseriate, branched filaments, filament cells cylindrical to spherical, thin-walled; upper cells rectangular, elliptic or transversely elongate, thick-walled, smooth, basal cells quadrate to rectangular, thin-walled, smooth, hyaline, alar cells not differentiated. Dioicous. Setae smooth. Capsules cylindrical, erect, smooth; exothecial cells rectangular, thin-walled; stomata in neck; opercula conic-rostrate; annuli persistent; peristome yellow, basal membrane short, teeth erect or once twisted. Spores finely papillose. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth.