Vegetative parts: plants tangled, 0.4–0.7 m tall, basal diameter 0.2–0.5 m, crown diameter 0.2–0.5 m, with stolons. Fertile culms sparingly branched or branching, finely warty or roughly warty (granular), speckled golden (brown), 0.5–0.7 m tall, diameter at base 0.8–1.4 mm, diameter at apex 0.3–0.5 mm. Sheaths closely convoluted or loosely convoluted, 15–40 mm long, as culm; brown and distinctly granular, apical margins broadly membranous, hyaline shoulders tall, acute, hyaline shoulder 0.2 of sheath body length, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, acuminate or acute. Sheath-mucro hair-like, straight and erect or recurved, 5–12 mm long, granular like the culms. Males: male inflorescence with 6–10 spikelets or 11–20 spikelets or 21–50 spikelets, paniculate or globose, 10–50 mm long, 5–15 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, as tall as spikelets or taller than spikelets, chartaceous, granular surface, as culms; and bearing a long, dark, setaceous awn. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, oblong, apex rounded, 4–6 mm, 1–2 mm, with 2–5 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile. Male bracts taller than flowers, 4–7 mm long, oblong, acuminate, chartaceous or cartilaginous, bract upper margin like body of bract, bract awn less than half as long as the bract body or between half and as long as the bract body, recurved and very striking. Male flower 4–5 mm long. Male tepals sepals and petals the same rigidity, chartaceous or cartilaginous, oblong, inner tepals shorter than outer tepals or inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate, glabrous. Anthers 2 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Females: female inflorescence globose, 8–50 mm long, 5–15 mm wide, with 6–10 spikelets or 11–20 spikelets or 21–50 spikelets. Female spathes longer than the spikelets, not obscuring spikelet, persistent, chartaceous. Female spikelet sessile, oblong or obovate, apex rounded or undifferentiated (bract apices loosely organised), 6–20 mm long, with 1 flowers, with 8–16 sterile bracts. Female bracts taller than flowers, reflexed, 6–20 mm long, oblong, acuminate, chartaceous, apical margin like rest of bract, same as body of bract, awn less than half as long as the bract body or between half and as long as the bract body or longer than the bract body. Female flower 3.5–5 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel. Female tepals cartilaginous, scabrid all over or glabrous and smooth, at least as tall as nut, wrapped around it and obscuring the surface, midrib raised, margins entire, apices acute, inner and outer whorls the same length. Female outer lateral tepals like other tepals, 3.5–5 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong, 3.5–5 mm long. Female inner tepals oblong, 3.5–5 mm long. Staminodes absent. Styles feathery, 2. Style bases free. Ovary with 1 locule, indehiscent. Fruit: indehiscent fruits with a softer ovary wall. Perianth presence on fruits persistent, membranous, as tall as nuts. Nut apex smooth, without a distinct cap, wall smooth, (1.72–)1.76(–1.8) mm long, (0.84–)0.92(–1) mm diam., shape in side view elliptical, shape in top view round in cross section, tan. Elaiosome absent.