Vegetative parts: plants tufted or mat-Forming, 0.2-0.4 m tall, basal diameter 0.05-0.15 m, crown diameter 0.2-0.4 m, compact, without spreading rhizomes or stolons. Fertile culms unbranched, finely warty or roughly warty, olivaceous, 0.2-0.4 m tall, diameter at base 0.5-1.2 mm, diameter at apex 0.5-1 mm. Sheaths closely convoluted, 12-25 mm long, olivaceous brown with golden speckling, upper 1/3 in colour and texture abruptly different from the base, and soon decaying, apical margins broadly membranous, hyaline shoulders absent or small, rounded, hyaline shoulder 0.2 of sheath body length, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, acute or truncate (coriaceous portion persists as a truncate remnant). Sheath-mucro awl- or needleshaped, straight and erect, apical half of the sheaths membranous and decaying, leaving a truncate remnant. Males: male inflorescence with 2-5 spikelets, racemose, 20-40 mm long, 7-12 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, shorter than spikelets (apices decaying like in sheaths), coriaceous, apices decaying, thus highly reduced on male spikelets. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, oblong or elliptical, apex rounded or obtuse, 10-15 mm, 4-5 mm, with 7-10 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile. Male bracts shorter than flowers or as tall as flowers, 3.5-4.5 mm long, obovate or orbicular, rounded or obtuse, bony or cartilaginous, bract upper margin with honeycombed cells, which eventually decay, bract awn minute or absent, Rather brittle very broad golden-coloured, with narrow almost black upper margin. Male flower 4.2-4.5 mm long (flowers obovate). Male tepals sepals more rigid than petals, cartilaginous, petals chartaceous, linear or oblong, inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals keeled or winged, glabrous. Anthers 1.5-1.8 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Females: female inflorescence linear, 10-25 mm long, 5-10 mm wide, with 1 spikelet or 2-5 spikelets. Female spathes shorter than the spikelets, persistent, coriaceous. Female spikelet sessile, elliptical or ovate, apex obtuse or acute, 10-18 mm long, with 8-40 flowers, with 2-6 sterile bracts. Female bracts shorter than flowers or as tall as flowers, 3-4 mm long, obovate or orbicular, rounded or obtuse, bony or cartilaginous, apical margin with honeycombed cells, darker than body of bract, awn minute or absent. Female flower 3.7-4.2 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel. Female tepals cartilaginous, glabrous and smooth, midrib flush with the tepal body, apices rounded or obtuse or acute, inner and outer whorls the same length. Female outer lateral tepals conduplicate, 3.5-4 mm long. Female odd outer tepal linear or oblong, 3.5-4 mm long. Female inner tepals linear or oblong, 3.5-4 mm long. Styles feathery, white, 1. Ovary with 1 locule, indehiscent. Fruit: indehiscent fruits with a softer ovary wall. Perianth presence on fruits persistent, winged. Shape of winged dispersal unit oblong, narrower than long. Nut apex smooth, without a distinct cap, wall smooth, (1.64-)1.79(-1.88) mm long, (0.88-)0.97(-1.08) mm diam., shape in side view elliptical, shape in top view elliptical in cross section, brown. Elaiosome absent.