Leaves not contorted when dry, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate from a somewhat broadened ovate or oblong base, 1-2 mm, apex acute to acuminate, margins entire or serrulate; costa subpercurrect to shortly excurrent; distal laminal cells short- to long-rectangular. Perichaetial leaves little different from cauline to distinctly larger and somewhat sheathing. Seta short, 0.3-0.4 mm. Capsule immersed to short-exserted, pyriform or obovate, neck weakly to strongly inflated, obovate, tapering, or short-cylindric; peristome and operculum not differentiated. Calyptra mitrate. Spores rather large, 25-45 µm, papillose, spinose, reticulate, or pitted.
|[For Philipp Bruch, 1781-1847, German pharmacist and bryologist]|