Mostly 80–120 cm tall. Cataphylls to 20 cm long, stramineous above, dark red-brown below, ±dull; blade filiform, to 1 cm long. Inflorescence mostly lax, to 8 × 8 cm; branches thin and lower ones often pendulous; flowers solitary or clustered; bract not constricted below inflorescence. Outer tepals 1.7–2.5 mm long; inner tepals 1.5–2 mm long, linear-lanceolate, acuminate-subulate. Anthers 0.4–0.5 mm long, shorter than c. 0.5 mm filaments; style c. 0.1 mm long; stigmas to 1 mm long. Capsule 1.6–2 (–2.5) mm long, trigonous, oblong-ellipsoid to obovoid, obtuse. Seeds c. 0.4 mm long.