Anacolia Schimp., Syn. Musc. Eur. (ed. 2): 513. 1876, nom. cons.
Glyphocarpa R. Br., Trans. Linn. Soc. London 12: 575. 1819.
Flowersia Griffin & Buck, Bryologist 92: 372. 1989.
Plants small, medium-sized or large-sized, in loose or dense yellow-green, dull or glossy tufts. Stems variously branched, with sclerodermis and central strand. Leaves imbricate, appressed to secund, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, smooth or plicate at base; apices subulate; margins revolute, uni- or bistratose, doubly serrate; costa percurrent to excurrent; upper cells oblate, quadrate, short-rectangular to sublinear, smooth or papillose, papillae at upper cell ends or centrally, basal cells linear to quadrate, smooth or papillose, alar cells differentiated in small groups at extreme alar angles. Dioicous. Setae short, straight or curved. Capsules exserted, ovoid to globose, rugose when dry; opercula plano-convex; peristome none or double with exostome of 16 short, reduced teeth and rudimentary endostome. Spores globose to reniform, warty.