Plants medium-sized to large, in moderately loose mats, green to golden green. Stems to 15 cm, leafy shoots 0.7-1.3 mm wide, branches julaceous. Stem leaves closely imbricate, broadly ovate to ovate-oblong, 1.1-1.5 × 0.6-0.9(-1.3) mm; margins slightly serrulate, often appearing entire due to incurved margins; apex abruptly narrowed, obtuse or shortly apiculate; costal terminal spine absent; alar cells quadrate to short-rectangular, 10-15 × 10-12µm, walls moderately thick, region small, indistinctly delimited; laminal cells 40-65 × 5-6 µm; basal juxtacostal cells elongate, 10-25 × 5-7 µm. Seta 1-1.5 cm, strongly roughened throughout. Capsule inclined. Spores 10- 16 µm.