Perennials, 17–26 cm tall, loosely caespitose; rhizome creeping, thin; stems terete, c. 0.8–1.2 mm in diam. Cataphylls 1–2, brownish; margins distinct, castaneous-translucent; blade short, acicular. Basal leaves 1–2. Cauline leaf single, sub-basal, inserted in lower 1/4 of stem, 2–5 cm long, to 0.8 mm wide, subterete, striate, pluritubular (up to three longitudinal septa), imperfectly septate; apex obtuse; sheaths 2–3 cm long, dilated above, with distinct castaneous-membranous margins; auricles distinct, ±obtuse to truncate, c. 1 mm long, castaneous. Inflorescence bracts several, ovate-lanceolate, acute, castaneous-brownish, 0.7–1.0 cm long, one of them often leaf-like, with a dilated brownish sheath and short to c. 1 cm long blade slightly overtopping inflorescence, erecto-patent. Inflorescence a single c. 10–13-flowered terminal head; pedicels to 1.5–2 mm long. Tepals ±equal, oblong-ovate, ±cucullate at apex, c. 5.7–6.5 mm long, cream-white, keeled or 3-veined. Stamens 6, exserted; anthers 2.2–2.8 mm long; filaments to c. 8 mm long; style 1.0–1.5 mm long; stigmas 2–3 mm long; ovary c. 2.5 mm long. Young capsule distinctly mucronate, shorter than perianth, unilocular. Seeds not seen.