These mosses are small to large in size and are yellow, green, or brown in color. Some are aquatic and some terrestrial. Most occur in wet habitat types. Many occur in substrates with a basic pH, but some grow in neutral to acidic substrates.
Genera include:Amblystegium Anacamptodon Calliergonella Campyliadelphus Campylophyllum Conardia Hygrohypnum Limbella Platydictya Platylomella Pseudocampylium Sanionia Tomentypnum