Plants medium sized, forming tufts, dark green, reddish-brown to dark brown. Stems erect, few branched; in cross-section hyalodermis present, outer 3-5 rows of cells small, thick-walled, inner cells larger, central strand present. Leaves crowded, erect, curved or inflexed distally, 2.5-4.5 mm long, differentiated between sheathing base and limb, base oblong to obovate and limb gradually long tapered to a acuminate or narrowly acute apex, concave, keeled or channeled above; margins entire to crenulate or weakly denticulate above, limb plane to erect or toward junction with base slightly reflexed; costae single, strong, percurrent or ending in the acumen, in cross-section stereids above and below guide cells; upper lamina unistratose to partially or fully bistratose; laminal cells of limb subquadrate or short rectangular-oval, pluripapillose; cells of sheathing base moderately to strongly differentiated, rectangular, thin to firm walled. Dioicous. Perichaetia terminal. Setae elongate, smooth. Capsules erect, urn ellipsoidal-cylindrical; opercula long conic to conic-rostrate; peristome single, teeth short or irregularly divided, papillose. Calyptrae cucullate, smooth and naked. Spores spherical, smooth to lightly papillose.