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Robust perennials with slender stolons terminated by a tuber. Culms 1 (-3), broad, triquetrous, rather spongy. Leaves basal, few per culm, blade linear, sheath open, rather spongy, septate-nodulose, ligule absent, involucral bracts leaf-like, exceeding inflorescence. Inflorescence terminal, umbel-like. Spikelets small, often crowded. Glumes numerous, spirally imbricate, 1-nerved, all fertile. Flowers bisexual. Perianth segments (5-) 6, needle-like; stamens 3; stigmas 3, style continuous with ovary. Nutlets broadly obovate to obdeltoid, subcompressed to triangular.