Vegetative parts: plants tufted or tangled?, 0.15-0.4 m tall, compact, without spreading rhizomes or stolons. Fertile culms branching, roughly warty, olivaceous, 0.15-0.4 m tall, diameter at base 0.5-1 mm, diameter at apex 0.2-0.4 mm. Sheaths closely convoluted, 5-15 mm long, green, brown or gray, apical margins coriaceous, like the rest of the body, hyaline shoulders tall, acute, hyaline shoulder 0.8-1.2 of sheath body length, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, obtuse or truncate. Sheath-mucro penicellate, straight and erect, 2-7 mm long, dominated by the massive membranous lobes. Males: male inflorescence with 1 spikelet (Difficult to interpret, but spikelets appear to be solitary on small side shoots of the previous years inflorescence). Male inflorescence spathes persistent, like the floral bracts, cartilaginous, identical to the bracts in size, shape and texture. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, oblong, apex rounded, 10-15 mm, 4-7 mm, with 3-5 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile. Male bracts more than twice as tall as flowers, 6-9 mm long, oblong, acute, lax, cartilaginous (lower half) or membranous (upper half), bract upper margin membranous, thinner texture than the body (almost half of bract length, and sharply delimited from the bracts), bract awn minute or absent, very distinctive with the lower half brown, cartilaginous, the upper half membranous. Male flower 2.5-3.5 mm long. Male tepals sepals more rigid than petals, cartilaginous, petals membranous, linear or oblong, inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals as other tepals, glabrous. Anthers 1.4-1.7 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Pistillode present. Females: female inflorescence with 1 spikelet. Female spathes like floral bracts, persistent, cartilaginous. Female spikelet sessile, oblong, apex rounded, 7-15 mm long, with 3-5 flowers, with 0 sterile bracts. Female bracts at least twice as long as flowers, 5.5-8 mm long, oblong, acute, cartilaginous (lower half) or membranous (upper half), apical margin membranous (upper half), paler than body of bract, lax, exposing spikelet axis, awn minute or absent. Female flower 1.8-2.2 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel. Female tepals chartaceous or cartilaginous, glabrous and smooth, 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 like other tepals or conduplicate, 1.8-2.2 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong, 1.8-2.2 mm long. Female inner tepals oblong, 1.8-2.2 mm long. Staminodes present. Styles feathery, 3. Style bases free. 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, 1.2-1.3 mm long, 0.5-0.6 mm diam., shape in side view oblong, shape in top view round in cross section, tan. Elaiosome absent.