Plants hoary-green above, brown below. Stems up to 3 mm long. Leaves 2-2.5 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, broadly acute, occasionally weakly cucullate; margins erect or weakly incurved, bordered by 1-2 rows of ± thick-walled and not or weakly papillose cells; costa with cells of ventral epidermis quadrate and papillose, those of the dorsal epidermis elongate and smooth; upper cells in longitudinal rows, 8-11 µm, evenly thick-walled, strongly bulging on both surfaces, with 2-4 spiculose-bifid papillae on both surfaces, raised on a solid or hollow column; basal cells differentiated across the leaf and extending upward along the margins to form a low V, up to 15 µm wide, evenly thick-walled. Autoicous. Setae 5-7 mm long, yellow-brown or brown, twisted clockwise; capsules 0.7-0.8 mm long, ovoid to short-cylindric, brown or yellow-brown; exothecial cells 1-2-layered, rectangular-rhomboidal, 18-25 µm and 2-3:1, thin-walled; annulus of 3-4 rows of cells, operculum 0.3-0.6 mm long, conic to rostrate; peristome rudimentary or consisting of 16 ligulate to triangular, irregularly cleft teeth up to 90 µm long, orange, spiculose-papillose, up to 7-jointed. Spores 15-18 µm, dark brown, densely papillose.