Herbs, 20–40 cm long. Aerial stem 10–20 cm long, pilose with long curled filamentous trichomes ca. 1 cm long, bearing distal inflorescences; after the flowering period, the stem elongates and ramifies distally to the inflorescences, giving rise to other inflorescences in the next fertile period. Leaves spirally disposed along the elongated stem, persistent, linear, flat, patent, 2.0–4.0 × 0.1–0.2 cm, villous in both surfaces, with pedicellate filamentous erect to curled trichomes ca. 0.7 cm long, sheath enlarged, up to 2–3 mm, semi-amplexicaul, apex acute to acuminate. Spathes 2.5–3.5 cm long, abaxial surface pubescent as the leaves, oblique opening, apex acute. Scapes 10–45 per fertile branch, 15–25 cm long, pubescent with short adpressed simple trichomes, early glabrescent. Capitula 5–8 mm diam., spherical; involucral bracts in 5–8 series, ob- long, concave, ca. 3.0 × 1.0 mm, external series completely glabrous in both surfaces, internal series densely tufted and ciliated at the apex, with trichomes ca. 0.3 mm long, with clavate apical cells, golden, apex obtuse; receptacle semi-spherical, hairy. Flowers dimerous, ca. 150 per capitulum, ca. 4 times more staminates than pistillates. Floral bracts linear, flat, ca. 1.5 mm long, hairy toward the apex to glabrescent, trichomes with clavate apical cells, brown to dark, apex acute. Staminate flowers ca. 1.5–2.0 mm long, including the pedicel; pedicel ca. 0.5 mm long, with long (ca. 1 mm) trichomes; sepals navicular, ca. 1.0–1.5 mm long, hairy toward the apex, soon glabrescent, trichomes with clavate apical cells, brown to dark in the apex, cream at the base, apex truncate, membranaceous; antophore ca. 0.5 mm long, cream, membranaceous; corolla tubular, ca. 1.0 mm long, glabrous, with the same color as the sepals, membrana- ceous, involute after anthesis; stamens ca. 1.0 mm long, anthers white; pistillodes 2, ca. 0.1 mm long, papillose, hyaline. Pistillate flowers ca. 1.5–2.0 mm long, including the pedicel; pedicel ca. 0.5 mm long, with trichomes ca. 1 mm long; sepals navicular, ca. 1.0–1.5 mm long, hairy toward the apex, soon glabrescent, trichomes with clavate api- cal cells, brown to dark in the apex, cream at the base, apex truncate, membranaceous; petals free, ca. 1.0 mm long, densely pilose toward the apex, trichomes with clavate apical cells, hyaline, membranaceous; gynoecium ca. 0.5 mm long, ovary ca. 0.2 mm long, style ca. 0.2 mm, appendages ca. 0.05 mm long, hyaline, inserted at the same point of the stigmatic branches, stigmatic branches 0.2 mm long, bifid. Seeds not seen.