Plants green or yellow-green. Stems 0.5-2 cm, not julaceous, innovations many; rhizoids many on proximal stem. Leaves crowded, somewhat contorted when dry, erect to erect-spreading when moist, narrowly to broadly ovate, flat or weakly concave, 0.5-2(-3.5) mm; base not decurrent, red; margins plane or recurved proximally, 1-stratose, limbidium variable, absent on younger leaves to present on older leaves; apex broadly acute; costa not reaching apex to very short-excurrent; proximal laminal cells rectangular, (50-)60-80 × 18-28 µm, 3-5:1, sometimes bulging, walls thin; distal cells irregular, 35-50 × 18-25 µm, 1-3:1, walls incrassate. Specialized asexual reproduction absent. Sexual condition synoicous. Seta thick, (0.5-)1-1.5 cm, flexuose to sometimes geniculate. Capsule inclined to nutant, 2-4 mm; hypophysis strongly differentiated, elongate; operculum apiculate; peristome reduced; exostome pale yellow or tan proximally, teeth blunt to lanceolate, irregular, often short; endostome hyaline to pale yellow, adherent to exostome, segments absent or occasionally a few present, cilia absent. Spores 18-22 µm, papillose, dark yellow-brown.