Plants dark green to tan. Stems to 1.5 cm, central strand present. Stem leaves appressed and incurved when dry, patent to spreading-recurved and not keeled when moist, monomorphic, long-lanceolate, grooved adaxially along the costa, especially near leaf apex, 2-3 mm, base scarcely differentiated or short-oblong, margins narrowly recurved in proximal 1/3-1/2 of leaf, often broadly crenate (ca. 8-10 cells across), sinuose or weakly notched in distal 2/3-3/4 of leaf, apex narrowly acute or narrowly blunt and long-acuminate, somewhat fragile; costa percurrent or short-excurrent, not strongly spurred, not much widened or tapering, lacking an adaxial pad of cells, adaxial costal cells quadrate, ca. 4 cells wide at mid leaf, guide cells in 2 layers; basal laminal cells very weakly differentiated medially, walls thin to weakly thickened, quadrate to short-rectangular, not perforated; distal laminal cells 7-9 µm wide, 1:1, nearly smooth or papillae simple or 2-fid, 2-3 per lumen, lumens rounded-quadrate, walls thin or evenly thickened, weakly convex on both sides of lamina, distal 2/3-3/4 of the leaf margins 2-stratose with 1-2 rows of cells similar to the medial cells of the lamina. Specialized asexual reproduction apparently by fragile leaves. Sexual condition apparently dioicous; perigonia not seen; perichaetial leaves little different from the cauline or with wider bases. Seta 0.8-1.2 cm. Capsule 2-2.4 mm; peristome teeth 32, linear, weakly twisted or to 1/2 times, ca. 700-1000 µm. Spores 8-10(-13) µm. Distal laminal KOH reaction yellow-red.