Monographs Details: Rhabdoweisia
Authority: Sharp, Aaron J., et al. 1994. The Moss Flora of Mexico. Part One: Sphagnales to Bryales. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 69 (1)
Description:Genus Description - Plants small, in dull, green or brownish tufts. Leaves crisped when dry, erect or erect-spreading when moist, keeled, oblong-lanceolate or narrowly lanceolate, acute or ± obtuse; margins usually recurved on 1 side below, mostly serrulate to serrate above; costa ending near the apex, with 1 stereid band below, sometimes with a few stereid cells above; upper cells green, subquadrate or irregularly hexagonal, often broader than long, smooth; basal cells oblong, lax, thin-walled, hyaline or pale-brown, not much differentiated at the basal angles. Autoicous. Setae erect, yellow; capsules exserted, erect and symmetric, ovoid- or oblong-cylindric, brown, becoming obconic, ± constricted below the mouth, and deeply 8-ribbed when dry and empty; annulus none; operculum obliquely subulate, about as long as the urn; exothecial cells differentiated at the ribs; peristome teeth inserted slightly below the mouth, joined at base as a very low membrane, slender, ± irregular but not forked, smooth or faintly and irregularly striolate. Spores brown, densely papillose. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth, naked.