J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 36: 221. 1946,.
Leaves somewhat crowded above, 0.5–1.5 × 0.3–0.8 mm; distal adaxial cells enlarged and bulging above; costa with 2–4 guide cells. Seta twisted clockwise, 6–8 mm. Capsule 0.6–1.0 mm; operculum conic-rostrate, inclined, 0.5–0.8 mm; peristome teeth 16, cleft and irregular, erect from very short basal membrane. Calyptra to 1 mm. Spores light-brown.
Phenology: Capsules uncommon, maturing fall (Sep–Dec).
Habitat: Calcareous rock, mostly in crevices or rock faces, arid grassland or woodland situations, in pure colonies or gregarious with Crossidium, Aloina, or Barbula
Elevation: moderate elevations
Tex., Mexico, Central America
Globulinella globifera occurs at isolated sites along the Texas-Mexico border but should be expected on calcareous rock in other parts of the Southwest.