Plants small to medium-sized, bright green, stramineous with age. Stems 0.5-2(-3) cm, not julaceous, without metallic sheen, sometimes densely radiculose. Leaves rigid, loosely imbricate, green, ovate-lanceolate, weakly concave or flat, 1-3 mm; base not decurrent; margins revolute proximally, plane distally, entire to finely serrulate distally, limbidium absent; apex acute to acuminate, not cucullate; costa brown, sometimes red proximally, short-excurrent, awn slender, sometimes denticulate; basal row of pigmented cells absent; proximal laminal cells abruptly quadrate, with scattered short-rectangular cells, 1-2:1; medial and distal cells elongate-hexagonal, (30-)40-60 × (8-)10-12µm, 4-6:1, walls thin to firm, parallel to costa. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Sporophytes unknown.