This species is rare
in the lowlands; commonly on soil, humus, rocks, also epiphytic.
Plants medium sized, forming dense tufts, pale to dark green,
reddish-brown. Stem erect, branched by innovations, radiculose.
Leaves crowded, plane to contorted or crispate, erect-spreading when
wet, ovate, lanceolate, apex acute to acuminate, base occasionally
decurrent; costae single, subpercurrent; laminal cells smooth, upper
and median cells rhomboidal-hexagonal or hexagonal; lower and basal
cells short to long oblong or rectangular, marginal cells usually
forming a distinct border of long linear cells. Setae elongate,
smooth. Capsules horizontal to suberect, urn long oblong.