Plants small to moderately large, in loose to moderately dense mats, light green to pale stramineous. Stems to 6 cm, creeping, terete- to somewhat complanate-foliate, regularly to irregularly pinnate, branches to 10 mm, straight to curved, terete- to complanate-foliate. Stem< leaves erect to erectopatent, , loosely imbricate, ovate-lanceolate, broadest at 1/9 -1/7 leaf length, concave, not to strongly plicate, (1.2-)1.5-2.3 × 0.6-1.1 mm; base slightly narrowed, broadly short-decurrent; margins plane or often recurved almost throughout, entire or indistinctly serrulate, especially in acumen; apex gradually tapered, short to moderately acuminate; costa to 60-80% leaf length, strong, sometimes sinking in plication, terminal spine absent; ; alar cells subquadrate to short-rectangular, small, 10-30 × 8-15µm, walls moderately thick, region , of 8 (-15) × 8(-13) cells; laminal cells linear or elongate, 30- 90 × 6-9 µm; basal cells 20-50 × 9-15 µm, region in 2 or 3 rows. Branch leaves similar, smaller. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta red-brown, 0.8-1.7 cm, smooth. Capsule strongly inclined to horizontal, reddish, rarely elongate, curved, 2 mm; annulus separating by fragments; operculum conic. Spores 14-20 µm.