Terrestrial, usually long-creeping and +/- regularly shortbranched; stems obscurely articulate, lacking flagellate apices, glabrous, prominently rooted along their length, the roots produced from bottom side of stem. Median leaves acuminate, auriculate, and affixed well above base, markedly ciliate at base; lateral leaves +/- oblong, 3-4 mm long, acute at apex, auriculate at base, the basal part markedly long-ciliate. Cones short, inconspicuous, solitary at apices of ultimate branches, squarish, the bracts long-tapered, spreading, minutely toothed; megaspores minute, alveolate, light yellow-brown. Croat 6933, 12670. Abundant in the forest, usually along trails; also found in shaded places in clearings.