T: New South Wales, Kosciusko National Park, Wragges Creek, 1600 m, 3 Feb 1979, K.L.Wilson 2033; holo: NSW; iso: CANB, HO, MEL.
Perennials, 0.5–3 cm tall, mat-forming; rhizome creeping, slender, long-noded, distally branched, ascending and leafy. Stems erect, terete, to c. 0.5 mm in diam. Leaves mostly caespitose and also cauline, unitubular, perfectly septate, terete, to 7 cm long, 0.3–0.5 mm in diam., usually much exceeding inflorescence; sheaths loose, with broad scarious margins and 3–4 veins on each side; auricles ±acute, c. 0.5 mm long. Lower bract leaf-like, often exceeding inflorescence, to 2 cm long, with base broad, scarious. Inflorescence of a single 1–3-flowered head (rarely heads 2). Tepals subequal; outer tepals ±ovate, obtuse to acute, 1.8–2.5 mm long, slightly shorter than narrowly lanceolate; inner tepals broad-acute to obtuse, green or stramineous, sometimes with a reddish tinge; margins membranous, broad. Stamens 6; anthers 0.4–0.8 mm long; filaments c. 1.5 mm long; style 0.3–0.7 mm long; stigmas 0.5–1.3 mm long. Capsule ±ovoid, ±abruptly acuminate, c. 2 mm long, pale golden brown, slightly exceeding or equalling perianth. Seeds ellipsoid, minutely apiculate, 0.4–0.7 mm long, reticulate; appendages absent.