AppearanceRhytidiadelphus loreus is pleurocarpous. The shoots are coarse and grow as loose mats of interwoven, brownish-green or green plants with red stems.
The leaves are falcate-secund and glossy. Each leaf is cordate shaped with a folded apex, and a pleated at the base. There are no costa.
Sporophytes are irregular. The sporophytes are red-brown when mature. A mature sporangium is glossy and subspherical.
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