Plants growing in a dense turf, yellowish green above, light reddish brown below. Stems branching occasionally, ca. 4.0 cm in length, transverse section rounded-pentagonal, central strand distinct, often strong, sclerodermis not differentiated from central cylinder, which is of incrassate, large-lumened cells, hyalodermis present, usually collapsed in mature parts of stem; axillary hairs of several hyaline cells, basal 1–2 also hyaline, but with somewhat thicker walls; radiculose and also closely invested with a verrucose or papillose red tomentum. Leaves incurved, curled and often tubulose when dry, spreading when moist, long-linear-lanceolate, ca. 6–7(–8) mm in length, upper lamina broadly channeled to shallow-grooved along costa near apex, margins plane to weakly incurved, often sharply incurved near apex, distantly weakly denticulate along border, bordered in lower 1/2–3/4 of leaf by 2–7 rows of unistratose, rectangular, epapillose, thick-walled, porose cells; apex very narrowly acute; base long-elliptical, weakly sheathing; costa excurrent as a cylindrical smooth mucro, superficial cells quadrate and papillose ventrally, elongate dorsally, 10–12 rows of cells across costa ventrally at midleaf, costal transverse section elliptical to rounded-triangular, stereid bands two, the ventral dorsal band stronger than the reniform, epidermis present ventrally, entirely absent dorsally, guide cells 8–10 in 1 layer, hydroid strand absent; upper laminal cells small, rounded-quadrate, often short-rectangular, 6–9 µm in width, 1–2:1, walls thick, obscured by papillae, medially free walls bulging ventrally and weakly convex dorsally, bulging marginally on both sides of lamina; papillae massive, multiplex-capituliform, crowded, with many small salients; basal cells differentiated (but not sharply so) across leaf, not or weakly grading into marginal border, rectangular, mostly 10–13 µm in width, 3–5:1, thin-walled and hyaline near insertion grading to incrassate and porose in upper part of leaf base. Perichaetia, perigonia and sporophyte unknown. Laminal KOH color reaction deep yellow or yellowish orange above, reddish brown below.