Perennials, loosely caespitose; rhizome creeping; internodes c. 1–3 cm. Cataphylls 2–3, well developed; intravaginal shoots sometimes developed; basal and sub-basal leaves 3–6; cauline leaves absent, or rarely a single short leaf developed; auricles short, scarious, obtuse to truncate. Lower bract leaf-like, usually shorter than inflorescence, with short acute to subobtuse auricles. Bracteoles ovate, obtuse, to c. 1.5 mm long, usually castaneous or with scarious upper part. Tepals subequal. Outer tepals often slightly longer, oblong-ovoid, subacute, with a distinct subterminal dorsal mucro c. 0.1–0.3 mm long, distinctly cucullate; central band usually greenish, bordered castaneous to very dark castaneous-brown; margins narrow to broad, membranous to membranous-brownish. Inner tepals ±ovate, broadly bordered membranous. Stamens 6; anthers c. 1.2–2.0 mm long; filaments c. 0.3–0.4 mm long, 1/3–1/6 length of anthers. Stigmas to c. 2 mm long. Capsule broadly ellipsoid-trigonous to ovoid-subtrigonous; apex obtuse to slightly retuse, castaneous-brown; mucro 0.2–0.5 mm long, ±equalling perianth. Seeds obliquely ovoid, longitudinally c. 16-striate, reticulate, brown; appendages absent.