Vegetative parts: plants tufted, 0.2–0.6 m tall, basal diameter 0.02–0.12 m, crown diameter 0.1–0.3 m, compact, without spreading rhizomes or stolons or with rhizomes. Rhizome spreading, unbranched or sparsely branched, culms evenly spaced or long and slender, with culms clustered, each culm cluster with a number of diverging rhizomes (?- rhizomes branch and spread variably), 2–5 mm in diam., culms 1–5 mm apart. Fertile culms unbranched, compressed, smooth or finely rugulose, speckled golden, 0.2–0.6 m tall, diameter at base 0.4–1 mm, diameter at apex 0.2–1 mm. Sheaths persistent, with no abscission line, closely convoluted or loosely convoluted, 15–35 mm long, Straw-coloured, with or without varying amounts of red-brown speckles, apical margins narrowly membranous or broadly chartaceous and soon decaying, hyaline shoulders absent, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, acuminate or acute. Sheath-mucro penicellate, straight and erect or twisted, 4–6 mm long, sheath body chartaceous. Males: male inflorescence with 6–10 spikelets or 11–20 spikelets or 21–50 spikelets, paniculate, 15–70 mm long, 6–9 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes persistent, taller than spikelets, chartaceous, lanceolate, brown with broad pale membranous margins. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets pendulous on flexible pedicels or erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, elliptical or ovate or orbicular, apex rounded, 2–4 mm, 2–4 mm, with 4–15 flowers, pedicels shorter than the spikelets, terete or angular. Male bracts taller than flowers, 2–3 mm long, oblong or ovate, acuminate, lax or imbricate, chartaceous or cartilaginous, bract upper margin like body of bract, bract awn minute or absent, Lower margins pale and membranous. Male flower 1.5–2.1 mm long. Male tepals sepals and petals the same rigidity, cartilaginous or membranous, oblong or obovate, inner tepals shorter than outer tepals or inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate, glabrous. Anthers 0.75–1.25 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Pistillode absent. Females: female inflorescence linear or racemose, 15–35 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, with 1 spikelet or 2–5 spikelets. Female spathes longer than the spikelets, obscuring spikelet, persistent, chartaceous or membranous. Female spikelet pedicel simple, elliptical, apex acute, 3–5 mm long, with 1 flowers, with 2–4 sterile bracts. Female bracts shorter than flowers, erect, 2–3 mm long, oblong or square, obtuse, chartaceous or cartilaginous (surface rough), apical margin like rest of bract, darker than body of bract, awn minute or absent. Female flower 2.5–3 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel. Female tepals chartaceous, glabrous and smooth, at least as tall as nut, wrapped around it and obscuring the surface, midrib raised, apices rounded or obtuse, inner and outer whorls the same length. Female outer lateral tepals like other tepals, 2.5–3 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong or square, 2.5–3 mm long. Female inner tepals oblong or square, 2 mm long. Staminodes absent. Styles plumose, 2. Style bases free. Ovary with 1 locule, indehiscent. Fruit: indehiscent fruits with a hard woody ovary wall. Perianth presence on fruits persistent, membranous, as tall as nuts. Nut apex smooth, without a distinct cap (without a distinct cap, but bearing longitudinal striations), wall smooth, (2.5–)2.86(–3.17) mm long, (1.67–)2.17(–2.5) mm diam., shape in side view round, shape in top view round in cross section, brown. Elaiosome absent.