Monographs Details: Tayloria
Authority: Sharp, Aaron J., et al. 1994. The Moss Flora of Mexico. Part One: Sphagnales to Bryales. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 69 (1)
Family:Splachnaceae
Scientific Name:Tayloria
Description:Genus Description - Plants of moderate-size. Rhizoids sparsely to densely branched, usually papillose, rarely bearing gemmae. Leaves erect to spreading, larger and more crowded above, lanceolate, ovate, or lingulate, obtuse or acute, rarely apiculate or awned; margins unbordered, entire to serrate, slightly recurved below the middle. Autoicous or rarely dioicous. Setae smooth or mammilloseroughened, elongate; hypophysis elongate but usually not broader than the urn, with many stomata; operculum conic, sometimes short-beaked; columella often exserted because of shrinkage of dry capsules; peristome single, inserted below the mouth, the teeth short and triangular-lanceolate or long and slender. Calyptrae constricted above the base and smooth, scabrous, or hairy.

Discussion:

The narrow hypophysis, similar to the urn in color and usually not much broader, and the calyptra constricted near the base are characters of generic value.