Vegetative parts: plants tufted or mat-Forming, 0.1–0.25 m tall, basal diameter 0.01–1 m, crown diameter 0.01–1 m, with stolons. Fertile culms branching, round (not compressed), solid or with a small central cavity, roughly warty, green, 0.08–0.25 m tall, diameter at base 0.3–0.8 mm, diameter at apex 0.3–0.7 mm. Branch axil indumentum absent. Clusters of sterile branches at the nodes of the fertile branches absent. Sheaths more than 1 per culm, persistent, with no abscission line, closely convoluted, 5–11 mm long, greenish/tan or orange-brown to brown, apical margins coriaceous, like the rest of the body or narrowly membranous, hyaline shoulders tall, acute, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, truncate. Sheath-mucro penicellate (almost flattened in some cases), straight and erect, 0.7–6 mm long. Males: male inflorescence with 2–5 spikelets, racemose, 8–32 mm long, 3–10 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, like the floral bracts or shorter than spikelets, cartilaginous. Male spathellae inconspicuous or absent. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, elliptical or obovate or undifferentiated, apex undifferentiated, 0.8–18 mm, 2–4 mm, with 5–10 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile. Male bracts taller than flowers, 5–7 mm long, oblong, rounded or obtuse, cartilaginous, bract upper margin membranous, thinner texture than the body, bract awn less than half as long as the bract body. Male flower 5–6 mm long. Male tepals sepals and petals the same rigidity, chartaceous, oblong or elliptical, inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate or as other tepals (not always conduplicate), glabrous. Anthers 2–2.5 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Females: female inflorescence interrupted or linear, 5–30 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, with 1 spikelet or 2–5 spikelets. Female spathes shorter than the spikelets or as long as the spikelets, persistent, coriaceous or cartilaginous. Female spathellae inconspicuous or absent. Female spikelet sessile, obovate or undifferentiated, apex undifferentiated, 5–14 mm long, with 1–2 flowers, with 1 sterile bracts. Female bracts as tall as flowers, erect, 5.5–7.5 mm long, oblong or elliptical or ovate, obtuse or acute, coriaceous or cartilaginous, apical margin membranous, same as body of bract, awn less than half as long as the bract body. Female flower 4.5–6.7 mm long, regular, without a fleshy pedicel, six tepals. Female tepals chartaceous, glabrous and smooth or keels of lateral sepals sparsely villous, midrib flush with the tepal body or midrib raised, apices acute, inner and outer whorls the same length or inner whorl shorter than outer. Female outer lateral tepals like other tepals or conduplicate, 4.5–5.5 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong or ovate, 4.5–5.5 mm long. Female inner tepals oblong or elliptical or ovate, 4.5–5.5 mm long. Staminodes absent. Styles feathery, red, 2. Style bases fused to form a pillar. Ovary with 2 locules, dehiscent. Fruit: seed (1–)1.08(–1.2) mm long, (0.68–)0.73(–0.92) mm in diameter, shape in side view elliptical, shape in diameter plano-convex in cross section, white, striate (with 'wavy' lines running latitudinally around the seed).