Bryol. Europ. 3: 82. 1837,.
Plants medium-sized, tufted or cespitose, glossy, dark green. Stems erect or repent, to 1.5 cm. Leaves crispate when dry, broadly acute to acuminate, 3–4 mm; margins coarsely serrate distally, erect or irregularly recurved proximally; apex plane or with erect margins but not cucullate. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Seta 1 (–4) per perichaetium, 3–4 mm. Capsule cylindric, 2–2.4 mm, smooth to slightly or prominently wrinkled or ribbed when dry; peristome teeth divided into filiform segments, densely papillose. Calyptra lobes less than 1/2 length of calyptra.
Phenology: Capsules mature Mar–Apr, Dec.
Habitat: Calcareous rock and concrete in forests
Elevation: low to high elevations (0-2200 m)
La., S.C., Tex., Mexico, West Indies (Dominican Republic)
"broad" is not a number.