Stems up to 27 mm high, sometimes red-tomentose. Propagula rare, on branched stalks in leaf axils, spherical to obovoid or spindle-shaped, consisting of 5-10 cells. Leaves small and distant below, rarely crowded above, when dry erect or weakly spreading, sometimes incurved, (0.3-)0.5-0.8(-1.1) mm long, the base not much differentiated or elliptic, little-sheathing, and not decurrent (except occasionally at the costa); costa with 1 or 2 stereid bands; upper cells often in longitudinal rows that criss-cross beyond the tip of the costa, subquadrate, (6-)7-10(-12) µm wide, often seeming wrinkled in section because of hollow papillae; basal cells somewhat differentiated across the leaf base or more differentiated and extending upward along the costa, hyaline or yellowish, smooth, scarcely broader than the upper cells, rectangular, 2-4:1, thin- or thick-walled. Setae 3-6 mm long; capsules 0.5-0.8 mm long; annulus of (1-)2-3(-4) layers of transversely rectangular or rarely subquadrate, reddish or yellowish, weakly vesiculose cells. Spores 9-12 µm, essentially smooth.