Vegetative parts: plants tangled, 0.2–0.4 m tall, with stolons. Fertile culms branching or much branched, finely warty, speckled golden, 0.2–0.5 m tall, diameter at base 0.8–1.5 mm, diameter at apex 0.2–0.5 mm. Sheaths loosely convoluted, 5–25 mm long, concolorous brown, apical margins coriaceous, like the rest of the body or narrowly membranous, hyaline shoulders tall, acute, hyaline shoulder 0.2–0.4 of sheath body length, apex, excluding the membranous lobes, acute or obtuse. Sheath-mucro penicellate, straight and erect, 1.5–4 mm long, distinctively open, splayed sheaths with broad membranous apical lobes. Males: male inflorescence with 1 spikelet (Rarely two). Male inflorescence spathes persistent, like the floral bracts, coriaceous, with broad membranous shoulders, often partially enclosing the spikelets. Male flowers in spikelets. Male spikelets erect on stiff pedicels or sessile, orbicular, apex rounded, 4–7 mm, 3–5 mm, with 2–4 flowers, pedicels absent ie spikelets sessile. Male bracts shorter than flowers or as tall as flowers (rarely), 3–6 mm long, oblong, rounded, chartaceous, bract upper margin membranous, thinner texture than the body, bract awn less than half as long as the bract body, upper third membranous and soon decaying. Male flower 3–3.5 mm long. Male tepals sepals more rigid than petals, cartilaginous, petals membranous, oblong, inner and outer tepals the same length. Male outer lateral tepals conduplicate, keel sparsely villous. Anthers 1.8–2 mm long, exserted from the flowers. Pistillode present. Females: female inflorescence with 1 spikelet (Rarely two). Female spathes shorter than the spikelets or as long as the spikelets (partially enclosing the base of the spikelets), persistent, coriaceous. Female spikelet sessile, orbicular, apex rounded, 4–8 mm long, with 1–5 flowers, with 0 sterile bracts. Female bracts shorter than flowers, 2.5–4 mm long, oblong, rounded or acute, chartaceous, apical margin membranous, paler than body of bract, awn minute or absent. Female flower 3.5–4.5 mm long, without a fleshy pedicel. Female tepals cartilaginous, glabrous and smooth or keels of lateral sepals sparsely villous (only in middle, and sparsely pilose), midrib flush with the tepal body, apices acute, inner and outer whorls the same length or inner whorl shorter than outer. Female outer lateral tepals like other tepals or conduplicate, exserted past bracts, 3.5–4.5 mm long. Female odd outer tepal oblong, 3.3–4.4 mm long. Female inner tepals oblong or ovate, 2.2–3.5 mm long. Staminodes present. Styles feathery, 3. Style bases free. Ovary with 2 locules, dehiscent. Fruit: seed 1–1.3 mm long, 0.7–0.8 mm in diameter, shape in side view oblong, shape in diameter triangular in cross section, brown (quite reddish), smooth (but mat, with some roughness visible under higher magnification).