Vegetative parts: plants tufted or mat-Forming or tangled, 0.2–0.5 m tall, with stolons. Fertile culms branching, compressed, smooth or finely rugulose, green or speckled golden (green with brown speckles), 0.2–0.5 m tall, diameter at base 0.75–2 mm, diameter at apex 0.25–0.5 mm. Sheaths closely convoluted, 5–10 mm long, green with brown speckles, apical margins coriaceous, like the rest of the body, hyaline shoulders absent, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, truncate. Sheath-mucro flattened and leaf-like, recurved (patent), 5–15 mm long, very distinctive, the leaf-like nature is characteristic of this species. Males: male inflorescence with 2–5 spikelets or 6–10 spikelets, paniculate, 6–70 mm long, 5–15 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, as tall as spikelets or taller than spikelets, coriaceous or cartilaginous, sheath-like, with long flattened awn. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, oblong or ovate, apex rounded or obtuse, 3–10 mm, 2–4 mm, with 4–12 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile or shorter than the spikelets, terete or angular. Male bracts as tall as flowers or taller than flowers, 2–4 mm long, oblong or ovate, acuminate, lax, chartaceous or cartilaginous, bract upper margin like body of bract, bract awn minute or absent or less than half as long as the bract body, dark awn and central part of bract body. Male flower 2–3 mm long. Male tepals sepals more rigid than petals, cartilaginous, petals membranous, oblong or ovate, inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate, glabrous. Anthers 0.5–1 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Females: female inflorescence with 1 spikelet. Female spathes longer than the spikelets, not obscuring spikelet, persistent, cartilaginous (as sheaths, with brown stipples and a long flattened awn). Female spikelet sessile, apex acute, 3–9 mm long, with 1 flowers, with 1–2 sterile bracts. Female bracts taller than flowers, erect, 3–3.5 mm long, acuminate, cartilaginous or membranous, apical margin membranous, darker than body of bract, awn minute or absent. Female flower 2–2.5 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel, six tepals. Female tepals cartilaginous or membranous, glabrous and smooth, midrib flush with the tepal body, margins entire, apices acute or acuminate, inner and outer whorls the same length. Female outer lateral tepals like other tepals, hidden by bracts, or bracts are shorter than flowers, 2–3 mm long. Female odd outer tepal 2–3 mm long. Female inner tepals 2–3 mm long. Styles feathery, 2. Style bases free. Ovary with 1 locule, indehiscent. Fruit: indehiscent fruits with a softer ovary wall. Nut apex smooth, without a distinct cap, wall smooth, 1.48–1.48 mm long, 1.2–1.2 mm diam., shape in side view obovate, shape in top view elliptical in cross section, tan.