Plants in lax to dense tufts, soft green to glaucous. Stems 1-3(-5) cm. Leaves stiffly erect when dry, spreading when moist, linear, 4-5 mm; base sheathing, shoulders well developed, firm; margins plane, serrulate to serrate distally, teeth paired distally; apex acuminate, subulate; costa excurrent, obscure in distal limb; basal laminal cell walls thin; medial and distal cells 25-45 × 5-7 µm, prorulae relatively low. Sexual condition synoicous; perichaetial leaves somewhat longer than stem leaves, 6 mm, more strongly clasping. Seta 0.8-3 cm, straight. Capsule inclined, subglobose to ovoid, asymmetric, 1 mm; operculum short-conic; peristome double; exostome teeth 300-400 µm, strongly transversely barred, finely papillose proximally, smooth distally; endostome basal membrane present, segments 1/2-2/3 length of teeth and somewhat adherent to them, smooth, cilia absent or rudimentary. Spores 25-40 µm.