Plants small, in loose to dense tufts, light green to yellowish or brownish. Stems 3-5 cm, creeping, terete-foliate, julaceous, irregularly pinnate, branches to 5 mm, terete-foliate. Stem leaves erect-appressed when dry, erect-spreading when moist, loosely imbricate, straight, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, not or sometimes slightly plicate, 0.9-1.3 × 0.2-0.5 mm; margins recurved basally, serrulate almost throughout; apex gradually tapered to sometimes acuminate, acumen spreading; costa to 60-70% leaf length, terminal spine present; alar cells subquadrate, 9-15 × 9-12 µm, region small, of 6-8 × 4 or 5 cells, distinctly to moderately delimited; laminal cells linear, 40-60 × 4-6 µm; basal cells to 8-10 µm wide, indistinctly delimited from more distal cells. Sexual condition synoicous. Seta reddish, 1-1.5 cm, smooth or slightly rough. Capsule erect to inclined, reddish, ovate-elongate to cylindric, to 1.5 mm; endostome basal membrane less than 1/4 endostome length, cilia short to reduced or occasionally as long as segments. Spores 10-14 µm.