Plants bright green. Stems 1-2(-3) cm, not julaceous, innovations many; rhizoids few on proximal stem. Leaves not crowded, somewhat contorted to imbricate when dry, erect when moist, narrowly to broadly ovate, flat or weakly concave, 0.6-2(-3) mm; base not decurrent, red; margins plane or recurved proximally, 1-stratose, limbidium absent or rarely indistinctly 1-stratose proximally; apex acute; costa reaching apex to very short-excurrent; proximal laminal cells long-rectangular, (60-)80-100 × 18-24 µm, 4-5:1, sometimes bulging, walls thin; distal cells elongate hexagonal, 25- 60 × 16-22 µm, 1-3:1, walls thin. Specialized asexual reproduction by rhizoidal tubers on rhizoids at base of stem, (200-)250-400 µm. Sexual condition dioicous. Seta thick, (1-)2-3 cm, flexuose to twisted. Capsule suberect to inclined, 2-3 mm; hypophysis weakly differentiated, short; operculum apiculate; peristome well developed; exostome pale yellow proximally, teeth lanceolate, long; endostome hyaline to pale yellow, not adherent to exostome, segments present, sometimes longer than exostome, cilia usually absent, occasionally or 2. Spores 18-26 µm, papillose, yellow-brown.