Tufted plant to 1.5 m tall. Stems sharply angled, rough. Leaves to 2 cm wide. Inflorescence with 2-6 male spikes at tip and 1-5 female spikes 8 cm or so long; summer.
Source: (2005). Cyperaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.