Rhizomes obvious. Cauline stems terete, without spots, 10–80 cm. Turions present, in axils of old leaves and from disintegrating branches, fusiform, 0.7–2 cm, leaves spreading to ascending. Leaves submersed, ± spirally arranged, flaccid, sessile; stipules deliquescent, inconspicuous, convolute, free from blade, pale green, not ligulate, 0.5–1.2 cm, not fibrous, not shredding at tip, apex obtuse; blade pale green, linear, not arcuate, 1.8–6.5 cm × 0.1–0.5 mm, base slightly tapering, without basal lobes, not clasping, margins entire, not crispate, apex not hoodlike, extremely attenuate, bristly, lacunae present, each side of midvein to margins; veins 1. Inflorescences unbranched, emersed; peduncles not dimorphic, terminal, ascending, somewhat clavate, (3–)5–25 cm; spikes not dimorphic, capitate, 5–12 mm. Fruits sessile, light green, round-obovoid or nearly orbicular, compressed, abaxially and laterally keeled, 2–3 × 1.7–2.8 mm, lateral keels without sharp point; beak erect, 0.5 mm; sides without basal tubercles; embryo with less than 1 full spiral. Chromosome number apparently unknown not available.