Vegetative parts: plants tufted or tangled (Decumbent, spreading), 0.2–0.7 m tall, basal diameter 0.01–0.5 m, crown diameter 0.5–1.5 m, compact, without spreading rhizomes or stolons. Fertile culms branching or much branched, round (not compressed), finely rugulose, speckled golden, 0.2–0.7 m tall, diameter at base 0.9–2.3 mm, diameter at apex 0.2–0.7 mm. Sheaths closely convoluted, 3–15 mm long, brown - as the culms, apical margins coriaceous, like the rest of the body, hyaline shoulders absent, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, acuminate or acute. Sheath-mucro penicellate or awl- or needleshaped, straight and erect, 1–5 mm long, striated. Males: male inflorescence with 2–5 spikelets, racemose, 6–30 mm long, 3–15 mm wide. Male inflorescence spathes caducous, shorter than spikelets or as tall as spikelets, coriaceous or cartilaginous, striate with a distinct erect awn. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets spreading to somewhat reflexed on still pedicels, oblong, apex rounded or obtuse or acute, 3–14 mm, 2–5.5 mm, with 5–30 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile or shorter than the spikelets, terete or angular or flattened. Male bracts as tall as flowers or taller than flowers, 2.5–3 mm long, ovate or elliptical or obovate, rounded or obtuse or acute, cartilaginous, bract upper margin like body of bract, bract awn minute or absent, deeply concave, cupping the male flowers. Male flower 2–2.5 mm long. Male tepals sepals more rigid than petals, membranous, petals membranous, linear or oblong, inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate, glabrous. Anthers 1–2 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Females: female inflorescence linear or racemose, 6–35 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, with 1 spikelet or 2–5 spikelets. Female spathes shorter than the spikelets, persistent, cartilaginous. Female spikelet sessile, obovate, apex rounded or acute, 6–9 mm long, with 1 flowers, with 1–4 sterile bracts. Female bracts shorter than flowers or as tall as flowers, 5–6 mm long, oblong or ovate, acuminate, cartilaginous, apical margin like rest of bract, darker than body of bract, awn less than half as long as the bract body. Female flower 4–6 mm long, with a fleshy pedicel, with four tepals or six tepals. Female tepals chartaceous or cartilaginous or membranous, glabrous and smooth, at least as tall as nut, wrapped around it and obscuring the surface, midrib flush with the tepal body, apices truncate or rounded or obtuse, inner and outer whorls the same length or inner whorl shorter than outer (tepals wrapped around the nut). Female outer lateral tepals like other tepals, hidden by bracts, or bracts are shorter than flowers, 4–6 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong or obovate, 4–6 mm long. Female inner tepals oblong, 4–6 mm long. Staminodes absent. Styles plumose, white, 2. Style bases seated on a stylopodium. 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 or cap smooth, wall smooth, (2.6–)3.34(–4.5) mm long, (1.68–)1.9(–2.24) mm diam., shape in side view elliptical, shape in top view round in cross section, brown. Elaiosome present.