Plants growing in loose cushions, greenish brown above, light brown below. Stems branching irregularly, to 1.0 cm in length, transverse section rounded-pentagonal, central strand distinct, sclerodermis not or weakly differentiated, hyalodermis absent; axillary hairs to 8 cells in length, all hyaline or the basal one yellow-brown; rhizoids rare. Leaves crowded, larger above, appressed and tightly spiralled when dry, weakly spreading when moist, ovate to circular, 1.3–2.0 µm in length (including awn), upper lamina flat to more usually quite concave, margins strongly revolute (to 2 times), entire or broadly toothed at or near the base of the awn; apex broadly acute, hyaline in an apical patch or triangle; base not differentiated in shape; costa narrow but broader above, excurrent as a hyaline awn, costa with lamina inserted laterally, superficial cells long-rectangular and smooth on both sides, 2–4 rows of cells across costa ventrally at midleaf, costal transverse section rounded, stereid band rounded in shape, ventral epidermis present but dorsally absent, guide cells 2 in 1 layer, hydroid strand present; upper laminal cells hexagonal to short-rectangular or rhomboidal, 14–25 µm in width, 2–4:1, internal walls thin to thickened and porose, dorsal superficial walls much thickened, weakly convex superficially on both sides, cells of leaf apex rhomboidal to fusiform, smooth, cells of revolute margin enlarged, strongly chlorophyllose; papillae absent medially, usually hollow-papillose on revolute margins; basal cells weakly differentiated, rectangular, ca. 16–18 µm in width, 2–3:1, walls thin. Propagula when present (1–)3–4 celled, brown, spherical to elliptical, mostly 30–50 µm in length, borne on basal rhizoids. Synoicous, paroicous, autoicous or apparently dioicous but probably rhizautoicous. Perichaetia terminal, inner leaves usually differentiated, long-oval, margins usually little differentiated, to 1.7 µm in length, basal portion of leaf sheathing, lower cells rectangular, very thin-walled. Perigonia lateral or occasionally terminal on a separate plant. Seta 3.5–4.0 µm in length, 1 per perichaetium, yellow-brown, twisted counterclockwise above, clockwise below; theca 1.2–1.5 µm in length, yellow-brown, elliptical, occasionally weakly ventricose, exothecial cells ca. 16–23 µm in width, 2–3:1, thin-walled, stomates phaneropore, on capsule neck, annulus of 3 rows of smaller, quadrate, highly vesiculose cells; peristome teeth 32, linear, densely branching-spiculose, 300–700 µm in length, with many articulations, twisted counterclockwise about 1/2 turn, basal membrane short, to 45 µm in height, papillose-spiculose. Operculum broadly short-conic to long-conic, 0.4–1.0 µm in length, cells twisted 1/2 turn counterclockwise. Cal
yptra cucullate, smooth, ca. 2.8 µm in length. Spores 13–16 µm in diameter, light brown, indistinctly papillose. Laminal KOH color reaction red.