J. Bryol. 16: 191. 1990,.
Leaves broadly elliptic to obovate, flat and lax; distal margins with a 2-stratose border of elongate cells, distal laminal cells 10–14 µm. Sexual condition dioicous. Sporophytes unknown in region of flora.
Habitat: Soil, among grasses, drainage ditches, fields
Elevation: low to moderate elevations (100-300 m)
Calif., Mexico (Guerrero), Europe, Australia
Since the description of Hennediella stanfordensis, this mundivagant species has engendered a flurry of publications on its human-oriented distribution, its discovery in Europe, and the taxonomic significance of the eperistomate sporophyte (e.g., D. G. Long 1979; A. J. E. Smith and H. L. K. Whitehouse 1974; Whitehouse 1975).