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)
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.
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.