1. Blindia Bruch & Schimp. in B.S.G. 小穗藓属 xiao-sui xian shu
Bryol. Eur. 2: 17 (fasc. 33/36, Mon. 1). 1846.
Plants rather small to medium-sized, typically brownish or yellowish green, somewhat shiny or dark below. Stems erect or ascending, simple or repeatedly forked, naked at the base, rounded in cross section. Leaves erect-spreading or more or less falcate-secund, ovate or oblong-elliptic at base, lance-subulate above, concave; margins entire or serrulate; costa single, slender, filling most of the fleshy subula as a filiform apex, smooth; upper cells short, quadrate or subquadrate, basal cells linear, incrassate, alar cells well developed, colored, inflated. Dioicous (all Chinese species). Setae erect, elongate, straight or curved; capsules exserted, erect and symmetric, smooth, obovoid or shortly pyriform, sometimes with short neck at base; stomata present; opercula obliquely rostrate, smooth; annuli none; peristome (endostomal segments) 16, inserted near the mouth, lanceolate, entire or more or less split at the tip, smooth. Calyptrae cucullate. Spores spherical.