Plants large, in loose tufts, whitish to pale yellowish. Stems to 10 cm, creeping, ascending to almost erect in dense growth, straight or flexuose, terete-to complanate-foliate, irregularly pinnate, branches to 16 mm, slightly curved or flexuose, indistinctly to often distinctly complanate-foliate. Stem leaves patent, loosely arranged, broadly ovate, moderately concave, not plicate, 2.2-3.7 × 1.3-2 mm; base narrowly short-decurrent; margins plane or recurved below broadest point of leaf, slightly serrulate to subentire, serrulate to serrate in apex; apex short-acuminate or apiculate; costa to 40-65% leaf length, broad near base, then evenly narrow, sometimes 2-fid, terminal abaxial spine absent; alar cells larger than juxtacostal cells, to 40-75 × 20-27 µm, walls thin, region indistinctly delimited; laminal cells linear, (80-)110-155(-185) × 7-13 µm; basal cells shorter, broader than laminal cells, region in 2-4 rows. Branch leaves with margins more serrulate to serrate; apex more gradually acuminate. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta chestnut to purple-red, 1-3 cm, rough. Capsule horizontal, reddish, oblong, curved, length variable, 1.5-2.5 mm. Spores 12-20 µm.