Plants medium-sized, bright green to yellow-green near tips, stramineous with age. Stems 1-2(-3) cm, weakly julaceous, with or without metallic sheen, older stem sometimes densely brown radiculose. Leaves soft, loosely set, somewhat distant proximally, green, younger leaves sometimes yellowish, ovate, strongly concave, 1-3 mm; base weakly decurrent; margins plane throughout, rarely revolute proximally, entire, limbidium absent; apex rounded to acute, not cucullate; costa brown to yellow-brown, not reaching apex or percurrent, awn absent; basal row of pigmented cells absent; proximal laminal cells abruptly short-rectangular, occasionally with scattered quadrate cells, 2-3:1; medial and distal cells hexagonal, (30-)40-60 × (14-)16-26 µm, 3(-4):1, walls thin, parallel to costa. Specialized asexual reproduction rare, by rhizoidal tubers [leaf axil bulbils], on rhizoids arising from leaf axils, pink to orange, 100-200 µm. Seta ± straight, brown. Capsule inclined to nutant, brown, pyriform, 2-3 mm, neck short. Spores 12-18 µm, smooth to papillose, yellowish.