Author: Jan Scholten
Genus: 1 species.
Region: Eastern North America.
Habitat: along trails, road banks; on soil, low rocks, occasionally tree bases.
Moss; common; robust.
Stem: plump, rounded shoots; cylindrical, worm-like.
Leaves: spirally arranged on the shoot; wide at the base; abruptly tapering to a narrow apex; appressed to the shoot, pointing toward the shoot apex.