Plants small to medium-sized, gregarious or loosely tufted, light green to hyaline with faint reddish tint; terricolous. Stems 4-10 mm high, julaceous, infrequently branched, sparsely radiculose below; in section rounded, inner cortical cells in 2-3 rows, thin-walled, hyaline, outer cortical cells in 2 rows, weakly thickened, reddish. Leaves imbricate wet or dry, concave; broadly ovate, 0.6-1.0 mm long, 0.5-0.7 mm wide; apex acute, hyaline; margins plane to erect, entire. Costa reddish, ending below apex to subpercurrent; in section bulging dorsally, ventral cells 2-3, in single layer, large, thin-walled, dorsal stereid band 3-4 cells thick, occasionally cells only weakly thickened, dorsal surface cells 3-4, slightly smaller then ventral cells. Upper laminal cells rhomboidal to oblong-rhomboidal, 2-4: 1, hyaline, lax, thin-walled but firmer below; upper marginal cells short-rectangular, in 1-2 rows, not forming distinct border; basal cells rectangular, 2-3: 1, thin-walled, reddish. Dioicous. Male plants similar, perigonia terminal or lateral through innovation. Perichaetia terminal, frequently overgrown by subperichaetial innovations; leaves triangular to elliptical, 1.2-1.5 mm long, reddish to yellowish. Seta 6-10 mm long, stout, ±curved, yellow-brown; capsules horizontal to pendulous, clavate or gibbous, to 5 mm long, mouth oblique, neck differentiated, 1-2 mm long; exothecial cells irregularly rectangular, thickened, smaller and quadrate at mouth; stomata cryptopore, numerous on neck; annulus differentiated; peristome double, exostome teeth triangular, 0.3 mm long, weakly papillose, shorter than endostome, endostome segments narrow above high basal membrane, yellowish, weakly papillose, cilia rudimentary; operculum conical; spores large, rounded, 30-40 µm, yellow-brown, papillose.