Nova Hedwigia 45: 290. 1987,.
Plants yellowish green, in loose tufts. Stems erect, 8-15 mm, radiculose proximally, erect-patent or curled when dry. Leaves 3.5–5 mm, 10–13 times longer than wide, narrowly lanceolate, gradually narrowed from an ovate base into a long acumen, entire at margins except for a few teeth at the extreme tip; costa filling 1/3–2/3 of the leaf base, 175–200 µm wide, excurrent; alar cells weakly differentiated; basal laminal cells in 15–18 rows, hyaline, thin-walled, rectangular, 49–95 × 4–20 µm, narrower at margins; distal laminal cells elongate, 74–140 × 4–7.5 µm. Sexual condition dioicous; perichaetial leaves suddenly contracted from a broadly ovate base. Seta erect, 8–19 mm, sinistrorsely twisted distally. Capsule long-cylindric, 2.5–3 × 0.4 mm, yellowish or brownish with age; exothecial cells incrassate, rectangular; operculum long-rostrate, reddish-brown, 1–1.2 mm; peristome teeth 16, divided almost to the base, yellowish-brown, lighter at tips, striate proximally, papillose at tips, about 290 µm. Calyptra cucullate, entire at base. Spores yellowish green, 11–13 µm.
Habitat: Rotten logs, stumps, soil, bases of trees, moderate elevations (100-200 m)
Mo., Central America
Campylopodiella stenocarpa has been found only once in the flora area, in Stoddard County, Redfearn 27840, (BONN).