Funaria is home to approximately 210 species moss species. Funaria hygrometrica, the most widespread species, is it. Funaria hygrometrica, also known as "cord moss", is a twisted seta that is extremely hygroscopic. It is untwists when wet. Latin for "funis" means "a rope". Funaria root structures are called rhizoids. The moss can survive as a spore in capsules, which are plentiful.