Plants medium-sized to large, in loose to fairly dense mats, pale stramineous, pale yellow, rich golden, or light brown. Stems to 7 cm, creeping, ascending to upright, terete-foliate, irregularly pinnate, branches to 7 mm, straight to slightly flexuose, terete-foliate. Stem leaves appressed, , closely to more rarely loosely imbricate, ovate, broadest at 1/7 -1/5 leaf length, concave, plicate, 1.5-2.4 × 0.5-1 mm; base slightly narrowed, narrowly short-decurrent; margins plane or often recurved almost throughout, entire to slightly serrulate, usually more serrulate in acumen; apex gradually tapered, short to moderately acuminate; costa to 40-70% leaf length, strong proximally, gradually tapering distally, often very weak near end, terminal spine absent; ; alar cells subquadrate to short-rectangular, small, 12-20 × 10-13 µm, walls moderately thick, region , of 6-15 × 6-10 cells; laminal cells elongate or rarely short-rhombic throughout, 30-80 × 6-8 µm; basal cells to 8(-10) µm wide, region in 2 or 3 rows. Branch leaves smaller, narrower. Sexual condition dioicous. Sporophytes unknown.