Distal leaves short-subulate beyond an ovate, obovate, or broadly elliptic base, 0.9-2.1 mm, leaf base weakly to strongly differentiated in shape; distal laminal cells quadrate to short-rectangular. Sexual condition paroicous. Seta 0.7-2 mm. Capsule neck short, tapering, obovate. Spores reticulate. Calyptra smooth.
Capsules mature spring. Most soil; low to moderate elevations; Ala., Ga., Ill., Kans., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tex., Va.
The capsule of Bruchia texana is clearly exserted beyond the perichaetial leaves, which reach only the base of the capsule.