Plants holomycotrophic. Stems ± absent at anthesis, 1.3-4 cm and carnose in fruit. Leaves scalelike, 3.3-5.5 × 0.4-1 mm. Flowers solitary, subsessile, with 2 or 3 subtending bracts. Perianth tube white, translucent, actinomorphic, urceolate, ca. 9 × 5 mm, circumscissile. Outer tepals ovate, 2.5-3.5 mm excluding appendage, radiating outward; appendage white, erect, subulate, 5-8 mm. Inner tepals spatulate, ca. 5 mm excluding appendage, apically imbricate and forming a loose mitre over perianth chamber; appendage white, erect, subulate, 2.8-3.3 cm. Stamens apparently distinct. Fruit capsule white, translucent, cup-shaped, 3.3-3.7 × ca. 4 mm, apically dehiscent; fruiting peduncle 5-8 cm. Seeds ellipsoid. Fl. and fr. Sep.