Plants small, in moderately dense mats, green to golden green. Stems 2-5 cm, leafy shoots 0.3-0.4 mm wide, branches strongly julaceous. Stem leaves closely imbricate, erect and slightly spreading when moist, broadly ovate to semiorbicular, 0.7-0.9 (-1.2) × 0.5-0.6(-0.7) mm, ; margins ± serrulate distally, sometimes almost entire throughout; apex broadly acute or obtuse in smaller leaves; alar cells isodiametric, 9-12 µm, walls moderately thick, region extensive, moderately distinctly delimited; laminal cells 20-60 × 5-9 µm; basal juxtacostal cells quadrate to short-rectangular, 10-15 × 8-10(-12) µm. Seta 0.6-0.7 cm, rough throughout. Capsule horizontal. Spores 12- 19 µm.