Vegetative parts: plants clumped or mat-Forming, 0.1-0.15 m tall, basal diameter 0.05-0.5 m, crown diameter 0.1-0.15 m, with stolons. Fertile culms much branched, finely rugulose or finely warty, olivaceous, 0.1-0.2 m tall, diameter at base 0.7-1.7 mm, diameter at apex 0.2-0.3 mm. Sheaths loosely convoluted or flat and standing free from culm, 2.5-15 mm long, pale brown, apical margins coriaceous, like the rest of the body, hyaline shoulders absent, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, rounded. Sheath-mucro penicellate or awl- or needleshaped, straight and erect, 1-4 mm long. Males: male inflorescence with 1 spikelet or 2-5 spikelets, racemose, 7-15 mm long, 4-5 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, like the floral bracts, chartaceous or cartilaginous. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, oblong or ovate, apex obtuse or acute, 4-8 mm, 2-4 mm, with 3-8 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile. Male bracts taller than flowers, 2.5-3.5 mm long, ovate, acuminate, cartilaginous, bract upper margin like body of bract, bract awn minute or absent, all much smaller than the spikelet. Male flower 2 mm long. Male tepals sepals and petals the same rigidity, chartaceous or cartilaginous, linear or oblong, inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate, keel sparsely villous. Anthers 1.5-1.8 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Pistillode present. Females: female inflorescence paniculate or racemose, 10-50 mm long, 3-10 mm wide, with 1 spikelet or 2-5 spikelets or 6-10 spikelets. Female spathes like floral bracts, persistent, coriaceous. Female spikelet sessile, elliptical, apex acute, 6-10 mm long, with 1 flowers, with 1-2 sterile bracts. Female bracts taller than flowers, 6-10 mm long, oblong, acute or acuminate, coriaceous, apical margin like rest of bract, same as body of bract, awn minute or absent. Female flower 4-5 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel. Female tepals cartilaginous, keels of lateral sepals sparsely villous, at least as tall as nut, wrapped around it and obscuring the surface, midrib flush with the tepal body, apices rounded (petals) or acute (sepals), inner whorl longer than outer. Female outer lateral tepals conduplicate, 4-5 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong, 4-5 mm long. Female inner tepals obovate, 3 mm long. Staminodes absent. Styles feathery, pink or red, 3. Style bases seated on a stylopodium. Ovary with 1 locule, indehiscent. Fruit: indehiscent fruits with a softer ovary wall. Perianth presence on fruits persistent, papery to leathery, not winged. Nut apex smooth, without a distinct cap, wall smooth, 3 mm long, 0.7 mm diam., shape in side view elliptical, shape in top view round in cross section or triangular in cross section, brown. Elaiosome absent.