in A. Gray, Manual ed. 2, 617. 1856,.
Distal leaves long-subulate beyond an elliptic, ovate or obovate base, 1.2–2.7 mm, leaf base usually strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells short to long-rectangular. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta 0.2–0.5 mm. Capsule neck short, bluntly conic. Spores reticulate. Calyptra strongly papillose.
Phenology: Capsules mature winter.
Habitat: Moist, sandy soil
Elevation: mostly low but occasionally moderate elevations
Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., Ohio, S.C., Tex.
Bruchia ravenelii is one of the most commonly collected species of the genus. The short, conic capsule neck is distinctive.