Bryol. Univ. 1: 365. 1826 ,.
Etymology: Greek di-, two, and skielos, legs, alluding to peristome teeth perforated proximally
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 27. Treatment on page 200.
Protonema green, bearing minute perichaetia and perigonia. Seta red-brown, smooth. Capsule inclined to horizontal, subglobose to short-cylindric.
North America, Europe, Asia.
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