Plants dark green, olive green, or more commonly dark red, red-brown, or brown. Stems 1-3(-4) cm, not julaceous, innovations many; rhizoids few on proximal stem. Leaves somewhat crowded, somewhat contorted when dry, erect to erect-spreading when moist, narrowly to broadly ovate, concave, 1-2(-3) mm; base long-decurrent, red; margins plane, multistratose, limbidium present, (1-)2-4-stratose; apex broadly acute to obtuse; costa not reaching apex to rarely percurrent; proximal laminal cells rectangular, (60-)80-100 × 18- 28 µm, 3-5:1, sometimes bulging, walls thin; distal cells irregularly rhomboidal, 35-60 × 12-24 µm, 1-3:1, walls thin. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Sexual condition dioicous. [Seta slender, 1-1.5 cm, flexuose to sometimes geniculate. Capsule suberect, 2-3 mm; hypophysis weakly differentiated, relatively short; operculum not apiculate; peristome well developed; exostome pale yellow proximally, teeth lanceolate; endostome hyaline, not adherent to exostome, segments present, cilia absent. Spores 11-14 µm, smooth or papillose, pale brown].