Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 5: 21. 1874,.
Distal leaves short-subulate beyond an ovate, obovate, or broadly elliptic base, 0.9–2.1 mm, leaf base weakly to strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells quadrate to shortrectangular. Sexual condition paroicous. Seta 0.7–2 mm. Capsule neck short, tapering, obovate. Spores reticulate. Calyptra smooth.
Phenology: Capsules mature spring.
Habitat: Most soil
Elevation: low to moderate elevations
Ala., Ga., Ill., Kans., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tex., Va.
The capsule of Bruchia texana is clearly exserted beyond the perichaetial leaves, which reach only the base of the capsule.