Herb, up to 30 cm high. Leaves chartaceous, linear, 4.5-9 x 0.3-0.7 cm, exserting inflorescences keeping these hidden; primary vein sunken above, prominent beneath, secondary veins not visible. Inflorescence sometimes composed of 3 racemes, 2.5-5 cm long, including peduncle of 1.5-2 cm long; bracts leaf-like, up to 45 mm long, smaller in upper part, bracteoles ovate, ca. 2 mm long; pedicels 0.5-1 mm long. Flowers horizontal or slightly erect, irregularly arranged; calyx 5 mm long, calyx lobes 2.5-3.5 x 1.5 mm; corolla white tinged with pink, 9-10 mm long, corolla lobes erect or in all directions, ca. 4.5 x 1.5 mm, apex acuminate; filaments ca. 2.5 mm long, anthers 2-2.5 mm long; style ca. 2 mm long, stigma lobes 1 x 0.5 mm. Fruiting pedicel ca. 1.5 mm long. Fruit ovoid, 6 x 2.5 mm; seeds 0.3 mm in diam.
Guyana, Republic of: present present Southern America:, Brazil North (Amazonas present); Venezuela (Venezuela present)
Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil (Amazonas); 4 collections studied, of which 1 from Guyana (GU: 1).