Pilotrichella (Müll. Hal.) Besch., Mém. Soc. Sci. Nat. Cherbourg 16: 222. 1872.
Plants light green to golden brown, mostly large and robust, forming loose mats or pendulous. Primary stems short to long creeping; rhizoids clustered beneath, rusty-red; leaves erect to appressed, broadly ovate-oval, ca. 2 mm long, to 1.6 mm wide, obtuse-rounded. Secondary stems often pendent or spreading, to 30 cm or more long; in cross-section 4–5 outer cell rows small, thick-walled and reddish-orange, inner cells large, ± thick-walled, pale yellow. Leaves imbricate, erect-spreading, stem and branch leaves similar, those of the stem often somewhat smaller, broadly ovate to oblong-ovate, to 3 mm long, deeply concave, acute and often cuspidate with tips mostly reflexed, base strongly auriculate and clasping; margins incurved, usually strongly so distally, entire or serrulate distally; costa none; laminal cells strongly to weakly porose or occasionally walls entire, median cells linear; alar region strongly differentiated, excavate, cells subquadrate to short rectangular, thick-walled, weakly porose, usually dark red or reddish-orange; basal cells golden-yellow. Dioicous. Perichaetial leaves to ca. 3.5 mm long, sheathing. Setae elongate, to 15 mm long, distally roughened, rusty-red. Capsules exserted, erect, urn ovoid to ovoid-short cylindrical (broadly ovoid when deoperculate), to 2 mm long; opercula long rostrate; peristome double (not observed). Calyptrae cucullate, hairy below, hairs ± erect. Spores not observed.