Leucolepis acanthoneruon is typically located in shaded sites. Growth commonly occurs on damp and rich soil over rocks, rotten logs, humus, the lower portions of tree trunks, and occasionally on lawns.
The leaves on the main stem are whitish and narrowly triangular.
A rosette of leaves surround the antheridia and paraphyses. These structures compose the perigonial head.
Young perigonial shoots develop in the spring.
Similar to male shoots, a rosette of leaves surround the archegonia and paraphyses.
The sporophytes commonly mature in the spring.
Spores provide a healthy snack for little slugs, as seen in this photo.
The sporangia and seta are red in color. The sporangium is nodding and has peristome teeth.
This sporangium is immature.