Monographs Details: Daltonia
Authority: Sharp, Aaron J., et al. 1994. The Moss Flora of Mexico. Part Two: Orthotrichales to Polytrichales. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 69 (2)
Description:Genus Description - Plants slender, suberect, simple or forked, in yellow-green, often glossy tufts. Leaves crowded, sometimes contorted dry, folded at a median keel, lanceolate, bordered; margins plane or recurved, sometimes serrulate; costa single, ending in the upper quarter of the leaf (and well below the apex); upper median cells oval, thick-walled, smooth, those at the margins linear. Monoicous. Setae ± elongate, smooth throughout or scabrous above; capsules erect or nearly so; annulus none; operculum conic with an erect, subulate beak; exostome teeth not furrowed, papillose; endostome segments as long as the teeth, narrow, papillose, perforate along the keel, rising from a low basal membrane. Calyptrae fringed.
Reference may be made to Bartram's revision (1931b).