Plants small to medium-sized, in dense or loose tufts, green, yellowish green, or brownish yellow. Stems to 5 cm, creeping, straight to slightly flexuose, densely foliate, irregularly pinnate, branches to 7 mm, straight to slightly curved, terete-foliate. Stem leaves erect-appressed to erect, closely imbricate, ovate-lanceolate, , weakly concave, not or indistinctly plicate, 1.2-1.9 × 0.4-0.6 mm; base moderately broad-decurrent; margins plane or recurved in places (more commonly proximally), serrulate to subentire; apex gradually tapered, short-acuminate; costa to 80-100% leaf length, moderately strong, terminal spine sometimes present; alar cells similar to juxtacostal cells; laminal cells elongate or sometimes rhomboidal, 25-80 × 5-8µm; basal cells subquadrate to quadrate, relatively small, region in 5 rows, . Branch leaves with abaxial costa surface somewhat serrate. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta reddish, 0.8-1.5 cm, rough, sometimes slightly so. Capsule slightly to moderately inclined, reddish, ovate, slightly curved dorsally, 1-2 mm. Spores 12-16 µm.