Perennials, 3–14 cm tall, caespitose; rhizome short, branched, clump-forming. Stems erect, terete, slender. Cataphylls stramineous to pale castaneous, later fibrous; basal leaves 0–2, filiform, bitubular, 0.5–1 cm long, c. 0.2–0.5 mm in diam. Cauline leaves 2–3, some inserted in upper part of stem, filiform, bract-like, 0.2–1.5 cm long; sheaths brown, enclosing small dark bulbils developing into plantlets; auricles oblique truncate, to c. 0.2 mm long, membranous or brownish. Bracts 2, navicular-lanceolate, 3–4 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, reddish-brown, shorter than perianth. Inflorescence reduced to a single terminal head with 1–3 (–5) flowers, yellowish white; bract lanceolate, pale brown; lowest bracts shorter than flower. Flowers 4–6 mm long, 0.7–0.9 mm wide; pedicels 0.8–1.3 mm long. Tepals narrowly ovate-lanceolate, acute, unequal; outer tepals shorter, 2.5–3.2 mm long, 0.7–0.9 mm wide; inner tepals to 3.3–3.7 mm long, ivory white. Stamens 6, exserted, 2.2–3.2 mm long; anthers linear elliptic, white, 0.8–1.5 mm long, shorter than 1.7–2.2 mm filaments; style 0.8–1.8 mm long; stigmas ±capitate, 0.2–0.3 mm long; ovary ellipsoid, 2.5–3.0 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide, white. Capsule ellipsoid-trigonous, 2.6–3.1 mm long, 1.3–1.5 mm wide, with mucro to 0.5 mm long, brown, exceeding perianth, usually sterile. Seeds unknown.