Authority: Buck, William R. 1987. Bryostephane Steereana: A Collection of Bryological Papers Presented to William Campbell Steere On The Occasion of His 80th Birthday. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 45: 1-749.
Discussion:Thirteen plants, 1.45-1.56 m. It does, lot appear to be possible to distinguish between plants of D. capillaceum (Hedw.) B.S.G. and D. inclinatum: Hedw.) B.S.G., although the distinguishing characters of Distichium are unambiguous.