Pottiaceae subfam. Barbuloideae
Beih. Bot. Centralbl. 20(2): 612. 1933,.
Plants green to tan. Stem central strand and sclerodermis usually present, hyalodermis rare. Leaves usually broadly lanceolate to narrowly elliptical, apex blunt to acute, margins recurved basally; distal laminal cells if 2-stratose stacked directly over one another, walls smooth or papillose, KOH yellow or red; costa with or without a differentiated abaxial epidermis; gemmae occasionally present, usually clavate. Peristome usually present.
Genera 33 (16 in the flora).