Sida 22: 966, figs. 21–26. 2006,.
Plants small to moderate-sized; capitulum rounded and dense; dark brown with a purplish sheen. Stem brown, superficial cortical cells aporose. Stem leaves lingulate, 1.1–1.2 mm, apex slightly apiculate to mostly broad and erose to lacerate, border only slightly broadened at base; hyaline cells rhomboid and 0–1-septate. Branches more or less 5-ranked. Branch fascicles with 2 spreading and 1 pendent branch. Branch leaves 0.95–1.3 mm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, concave, straight to slightly subsecund, apex involute; hyaline cells on convex surface with numerous surface with numerous round to elliptic pores along the commissures, grading from large pores at the base to a mixture of small and tiny (2 µm) at the apex, concave surface with a few large, round pores/cell in lower side regions. Sexual condition unknown.
Habitat: Forming dense hummocks in minerotrophic peatlands
Elevation: moderate elevations
Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.).