Aulacomniaceae is a family of mosses.
Bell et. al. (2007) describes members of the family:
- "Morphological traits shared by these taxa include sulcate capsules, deciduous apical leaves, undulate, oblong-ovate and asymmetrical leaves with coarsely-toothed margins, and smooth leaf cells."
The placement of the family has been subject to much revision. The family was first described by Wilhelm Philippe Schimper in his 1860 publication Synopsis Muscorum Europaeorum. Bell et. al. (2007) elevated the family to the order Aulacomniales. However, the Goffinet et al. (2009) classification places the family within the Rhizogoniales.
The genera represented by the order are:
^ a b Goffinet, Bernard; Shaw, A. Jonathon (2009). "Morphology and classification of the Bryophyta". Bryophyte Biology.
^ a b Bell, N., Quandt, D., O'Brien, T., & Newton, A. (2007). Taxonomy and Phylogeny in the Earliest Diverging Pleurocarps: Square Holes and Bifurcating Pegs. The Bryologist, 110(3), 533-560. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/20110887Copy
^ "Aulacomniaceae". Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden.