Vegetative parts: plants mat-Forming or tangled (spreading with stolons), 0.08–0.25 m tall, basal diameter 0.1–1 m, crown diameter 0.1–1 m, with stolons. Fertile culms branching, round (not compressed) or compressed (thin culms often compressed), solid or with a small central cavity, finely warty or roughly warty or striate, green, 0.07–0.25 m tall, diameter at base 0.3–1 mm, diameter at apex 0.15–0.5 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, 1.5–10 mm long, orange to reddish-brown, upper 1/3 in colour and texture similar to the lower 2/3, apical margins coriaceous, like the rest of the body, hyaline shoulders small, rounded, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, obtuse or truncate. Sheath-mucro penicellate, straight and erect, 0.3–2 mm long. Males: male inflorescence with 2–5 spikelets, racemose, 5–25 mm long, 1–6 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, shorter than spikelets, coriaceous. Male spathellae inconspicuous or absent. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, elliptical, apex acute or undifferentiated, 4–8.5 mm, 1–2.5 mm, with 5–10 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile. Male bracts taller than flowers, 3–5.5 mm long, oblong or ovate, obtuse or acute, coriaceous (thickness varies), bract upper margin membranous, thinner texture than the body, bract awn less than half as long as the bract body. Male flower 2.5–4 mm long. Male tepals sepals and petals the same rigidity, chartaceous, linear or oblong or elliptical (inner tepals generally elliptical and outer oblong to linear), inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate, glabrous. Anthers 1–1.5 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Females: female inflorescence interrupted, 4–20 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, with 1 spikelet or 2–5 spikelets. Female spathes shorter than the spikelets, persistent, coriaceous or cartilaginous. Female spathellae inconspicuous or absent. Female spikelet sessile, obovate or undifferentiated, apex undifferentiated, 3.5–6.5 mm long, with 1–2 flowers, with 0 sterile bracts. Female bracts taller than flowers, erect, 2.5–5 mm long, ovate or orbicular, rounded, coriaceous (thickness varies), apical margin like rest of bract, same as body of bract, awn less than half as long as the bract body. Female flower 3.5–4.7 mm long, regular, without a fleshy pedicel, six tepals. Female tepals coriaceous or chartaceous, keels of lateral sepals sparsely villous, midrib flush with the tepal body, margins entire, apices rounded or acute, inner and outer whorls the same length. Female outer lateral tepals like other tepals, 3–4 mm long. Female odd outer tepal ovate, 3–4 mm long. Female inner tepals elliptical or ovate, 3–4 mm long. Staminodes absent. Styles feathery, red, 2. Style bases fused to form a pillar. Ovary with 2 locules or 1 locule, dehiscent. Fruit: seed (1.44–)1.5(–1.6) mm long, (0.96–)1.08(–1.12) mm in diameter, shape in side view ovate, shape in diameter round in cross section, white, pitted.