Plants large, in dense tufts, green to yellowish throughout. Stems 3-12 cm, erect, simple, tomentose proximally. Leaves (seriate in 5 spiraled rows), erect to erect-spreading and imbricate when dry, erect-spreading when moist, ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm; margins plane or narrowly revolute, serrulate to denticulate nearly to base, teeth paired or single; apex evenly tapering; costa percurrent to excurrent, entire abaxial surface coarsely prorulose; laminal cells prorulose at proximal ends, usually on adaxial side; basal cells rectangular to elongate-hexagonal, 15-30 × 7-10 µm; distal cells narrowly oblong to linear, 25-45 × 4-6 µm. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Sexual condition dioicous; perigonia discoid. Seta 3-5(-7) cm, straight. Capsule 2-3 mm. Spores subreniform, 20-22 µm.