Plants forming cushions, green to reddish brown above, reddish brown below. Stems branching irregularly, to 3.5 cm in length, transverse section rounded-pentagonal, central strand strong, sclerodermis weakly developed, substereid, hyalodermis of 1(–3) cell layers of lax cells, often not collapsed; axillary hairs long, to 20 cells in length, basal 1–4 cells yellowish; radiculose below. Leaves appressed-incurved and curled when dry, widely spreading when moist, lanceolate, 2–3 mm in length, upper lamina broadly channeled to keeled, broadly grooved along costa, margins plane, entire, upper lamina unistratose or variably bistratose in large patches or throughout; apex acute; base broadly sheathing below, with weak shoulders; costa percurrent, with lamina inserted laterally, superficial cells quadrate, papillose, often short-rectangular near apex ventrally, dorsally usually quadrate near apex, rectangular below, 10–16 rows of cells across costa ventrally at midleaf, costal transverse section semicircular, stereid bands two and strong, the dorsal semi-circular in shape, ventral and dorsal epidermises present, the dorsal medially weak, guide cells (4–)6 in 1 layer, hydroid strand(s) very weak, often multiple; upper laminal cells small, subquadrate, 7–10 µm in width, 1:1, walls thin to evenly thickened, superficially weakly convex on both sides of lamina; papillae bifid, 2–3 per lumen to multiplex, generally hollow, crowded; basal cells differentiated across the sheathing base, rectangular, ca. 13 µm in width, mostly 3–4:1, walls thin. Propagula not seen. Dioicous. Perichaetia terminal, inner leaves lanceolate, somewhat larger than the cauline, to 4.5 mm in length, sheathing the seta in lower 1/3, lower cells rectangular, walls weakly porose. Perigonia terminal, weakly gemmate. Seta ca. 1 cm in length, 1 per perichaetium, reddish brown, twisted clockwise; theca 1.5–2.0 mm in length, reddish brown, cylindrical, exothecial cells short-rectangular, ca. 2:1, thin-walled, stomates at base of capsule, phaneropore, annulus of 1–2 rows of vesiculose cells; peristome teeth rudimentary, consisting of a few low plates, to 30–45 µm in height. Operculum long-rostrate, oblique, ca. 1.2 mm in length, cells straight. Calyptra conic-cucullate, smooth, ca. 1.5 mm in length. Spores ca. 13 µm in diameter, light brown, weakly papillose. Laminal KOH color reaction red.