Plants usually 30–50 cm tall. Cauline leaves 1–2, usually 3–15 cm long, c. 1.0–2.0 mm wide; uppermost leaves usually less than 3× as long as their sheaths. Lower bract usually to 5 cm long, shorter than inflorescence. Inflorescence to 7 cm long, 5–20-flowered, with some flowers in pairs. Tepals with central band brown to castaneous, bordered dark castaneous-brown; margins membranous-brown. Anthers c. 1.5–2.2 mm long; filaments 0.4–0.6 mm long. Capsule to 3.5 mm long.