Petals 2·5–6 × 1·5–4 mm., broadly elliptic, obtuse.
Sepals 3 × 2 mm., broadly ovate, subacute or obtuse.
Flowers pale pink, apricot or white, terminal, solitary, hidden by the bracts or visible if grown under humid conditions; bracts 4–7 mm. long, ovate-lanceolate, acute, imbricate, similar in appearance to the stipules.
Leaves sessile, green, fleshy, 1 × 1·5–2 mm., oblate, very broadly acute at the apex, entire; stipules submembranous, scaly, silvery, overlapping and hiding the stem and leaves, c. 2·5 × 2 mm., ovate-orbicular, rounded at the apex (particularly low down on the stems), or cuspidate, or very shortly split, or the cusp split into two more or less divergent horns less than 1 mm. long, clasping the stem and erect, or somewhat spreading, or the cusps recurved.
Densely caespitose glabrous branching perennial up to c. 3 cm. tall; branches erect, usually simple, c. 3 mm. in diam.
Capsule c. 3 mm. long, 4-valved, greenish, oblong-ovoid.
Ovary ovoid; style 1·5 mm. long; stigma simple.
Seeds c. 0·6 × 0·5 mm., ellipsoid with a minute blunt horn or outgrowth, pale brown with an interior transparent integument covered over most of its surface by a paler outer integument.