Cardotiella Vitt, J. Hattori Bot. Lab. 49: 101. 1981.
Plants medium-sized, in reddish brown, weakly tomentose mats. Stems creeping, branches stiffly erect. Leaves erect‑incurved to contorted when dry, keeled, oblong to ligulate‑lanceolate, long-decurrent; costa strong, percurrent; margins serrate or entire; upper cells short, rounded throughout, stoutly unipapillose, basal marginal cells tuberculate. Setae erect. Capsules ovoid‑cylindrical, deeply 8 plicate, exserted; opercula conic rostrate; exostome teeth 16, papillose, non-furrowed, endostome segments 16, hyaline, alternating with exostome teeth, vertically striate on inner surface. Spores 20–25 μm. Calyptrae mitrate, campanulate, non‑plicate, sparsely hairy.