Perennials, 5–15 (–30) cm tall, loosely caespitose; rhizome long, creeping; stolons short, ascending, or absent; stem 0.5–0.8 mm in diam. Cataphylls 1–2, loose, greyish-stramineous; blade reduced. Leaves basal, 3–5 per stem, shorter than or equalling stem, ±flat, c. 0.4–1.2 mm wide; sheaths loose, with broad margins; auricles broadly obtuse, 0.3–0.5 (–0.7) mm long; leaf apex acute. Lower bract single, c. 0.7–4.5 (–6) cm long, leaf-like, subequalling inflorescence. Inflorescence loose, 1–7 cm long, with 1–2 erect seldom recurved branches, 1–15-flowered; flowers borne singly or in loose few-flowered clusters. Bracteoles ovate, obtuse, c. 2 mm long, membranous, mostly with castaneous tinge. Tepals ±equal, subcoriaceous, sometimes outer ones ±longer, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, subobtuse to obtuse, (4.0–) 5.0–5.5 mm long; central band pale green becoming stramineous-brown, bordered castaneous; margins narrow, membranous. Stamens 6; anthers c. 1.3–1.5 mm long; filaments linear, c. 0.5 mm long; style c. 0.5–0.6 mm long; stigmas c. 1.0–2.0 mm long. Capsule triseptate, ellipsoid to oblong with apex obtuse to retuse, to c. 5.5 mm long, slightly exceeding perianth, pale castaneous. Seeds ±narrowly ovoid, c. 0.5–0.6 × 0.30–0.35 mm, brown, longitudinally c. 14–17-striate, transversally reticulate; appendage one, 0.10–0.15 mm long. Fig. 122.