Plants medium-sized to robust, pale green or yellowish green, lustrous, in thin mats. Stems pros-trate, simple or sparsely and irregularly branched, hyaline to yellowish when young, becoming red-dish with age, complanate-foliate; stems in cross section with epidermis and cortical cells enlarged, thin-walled, central strand rudimentary to weakly developed; paraphyllia absent; pseudoparaphyllia foliose; axillary hairs 2–3 cells long, basal cell quadrate, hyaline, median cell (when present) sub-rectangular, hyaline, upper cell oblong, reddish brown; rhizoids from initials abaxial to the leaf in-sertions, reddish brown, not or sparsely and irregularly branched. Leaves not or slightly contorted when dry. Lateral leaves flattened, wide-spreading when wet, slightly asymmetric; margins entire, not or obscurely bordered by a single row of somewhat elongate and broader cells, plane; costa absent, or leaves with bistratose region at the very base; cells smooth, elongate-hexagonal to rhomboidal, laxly bulging; alar cells undifferentiated. Dorsal leaves erect, symmetric, ovate to oblong-ovate, acute or obtuse; margins plane. Asexual reproduction by reddish brown, papillose-roughened, rhizoid-like propagula, usually with straight cross-walls originating from nematogen cells at leaf apices and along or near leaf margins. Autoicous. Perigonia and perichaetia sessile along stems and branches. Setae elongate, reddish to orange, smooth, flexuose. Capsules inclined to pendent, ovoid to short-cylindric, neck moderately developed; exothecial cells collenchymatous; stomata on neck; opercula conic to conic-rostrate; annuli rudimentary, deciduous; peristome diplolepideous; exostome teeth narrowly triangular, dark red, not furrowed, densely and closely cross-striate below, coarsely papillose above, median line and trabeculae weakly developed, ventral surface smooth, trabeculae well developed and projecting; endostome as long as the exostome, yellowish white, lightly papillose throughout, basal membranes high, segments broad, strongly keeled, faintly perforate, cilia absent. Calyptrae mitrate, yellowish white, irregularly lobed at base, naked, fleshy, 3–5 cells thick, inner 2 layers small, thick-walled, reddish, outer 3 layers enlarged, thin-walled, hyaline.