Syn. Musc. Eur., 482. 1860.
Plants small. Stems often and irregularly branched. Stem and branch leaves with shape and size similar; margins entire; costa single; medial and distal laminal cells short-rhomboidal. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta pale yellow. Capsule with operculum convex-conic.
n North America, South America (Brazil), Europe, Asia.
Species 2 (1 in the flora).
The second species in the genus, Myrinia brasiliensis (Hampe) Schimper, is known from Brazil.