Vegetative parts: plants tufted (With the branch apices often drooping, so sometimes resulting in very untidy tussocks), 0.2-0.45 m tall, basal diameter 0.01-0.1 m, crown diameter 0.12-0.5 m, compact, without spreading rhizomes or stolons. Fertile culms branching or much branched, roughly warty, olivaceous, 0.2-0.6 m tall, diameter at base 0.8-1.1 mm, diameter at apex 0.3-0.5 mm. Sheaths closely convoluted, 8-15 mm long, brown, apical margins broadly membranous, hyaline shoulders absent, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, acuminate. Sheath-mucro hair-like, straight and erect, 1-2 mm long. Males: male inflorescence with 11-20 spikelets or 21-50 spikelets, paniculate, 20-80 mm long, 10-30 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, as tall as spikelets, cartilaginous or membranous, much branched structure, wisp-like. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, oblong, apex rounded or undifferentiated, 7-10 mm, 2-4 mm, with 3-6 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile or shorter than the spikelets, terete or angular. Male bracts taller than flowers, 4-7 mm long, linear or ovate, acute or acuminate, chartaceous, bract upper margin membranous, thinner texture than the body (almost half of the bract length), bract awn minute or absent or less than half as long as the bract body, with large upper membranous margins. Male flower 3.2-4.2 mm long. Male tepals sepals more rigid than petals, chartaceous, petals membranous, linear or oblong, inner tepals shorter than outer tepals or inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate, glabrous. Anthers 1.3-1.7 mm long, included in the flowers (apparently). Pistillode absent. Females: female inflorescence paniculate or racemose, 12-60 mm long, 4-8 mm wide, with 2-5 spikelets or 6-10 spikelets. Female spathes as long as the spikelets or longer than the spikelets, not obscuring spikelet, persistent, coriaceous. Female spikelet sessile or pedicel simple or pedicel sparsely branching, obovate, apex rounded or undifferentiated, 6-10 mm long, with 1 flowers, with 4 sterile bracts. Female bracts taller than flowers, 5-8 mm long, ovate, acuminate, cartilaginous, apical margin like rest of bract or membranous, paler than body of bract, awn minute or absent. Female flower 2.5-3 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel. Female tepals chartaceous, scabrid all over or keels of lateral sepals densely villous (lower half of the sepals densely villous), at least as tall as nut, wrapped around it and obscuring the surface, midrib flush with the tepal body, apices rounded or acute, inner and outer whorls the same length. Female outer lateral tepals conduplicate, 2.5-3 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong, 2.5-3 mm long. Female inner tepals oblong, 2.5-3 mm long. Staminodes present. Styles feathery, white, 3. Style bases free. Ovary with 1 locule, indehiscent. Fruit: indehiscent fruits with a softer ovary wall. Nut (1.56-)1.61(-1.64) mm long, (0.76-)0.84(-0.92) mm diam., shape in side view elliptical, shape in top view round in cross section, brown. Elaiosome absent.