Plants large, in moderate to dense mats, green, light green, or yellowish to brownish. Stems to 10 cm, creeping to ascending, with many upright shoots in dense growth, terete-foliate, irregularly pinnate, branches to 15 mm, straight, terete-foliate. Stem leaves erect-appressed or sometimes erectopatent, closely to loosely imbricate, ovate to ovate-triangular, broadest at 1/9-1/5 leaf length, slightly to occasionally strongly concave, not to weakly plicate, 1.8-3 × 0.8-1.6 mm; base rounded, broadly or sometimes narrowly decurrent; margins plane, often recurved proximally, occasionally elsewhere, serrulate to serrate; apex short to moderately acuminate; costa to 50-75% leaf length, moderately strong, terminal spine absent, sometimes small tooth present; alar cells short-rectangular, enlarged, 30-45 × 18-23 µm, walls thin, region conspicuous, of 5-10 × 5-10 cells, ; laminal cells linear, 60-140 × 7-11 µm; basal cells to 11-14 µm wide, region in 2-4 rows. Branch leaves with base often asymmetric; margins usually recurved below broadest part of leaf. Sexual condition autoicous. Seta reddish orange, 1.5-2.5(-3) cm, rough. Capsule strongly inclined to horizontal, red-brown, ovoid to elongate, curved, 2-2.5 mm; annulus separating by fragments; operculum conic. Spores 12-18 µm.