The documentation on page

provides sample code to stack multiple levels of description such as:


  headstyle=bold, style=normal, align=left, location=hanging, 
  width=broad, margin=1cm

  This is a shorter item label, and some text that talks about it.
  The text is wrapped into a paragraph, with successive lines indented.

  This is another paragraph under the "Para" item.
\startdescr{Sub Item}
    This is a description of an item which is within the "Para" item.
\startdescr{Sub Item}
    Another Sub Item 

  A short item that's not part of that really long "Para" item.


which should generate the included rendering.

But reality is somewhat more diverse …
My current context / luatex, as well as the online context engine come up with a different rendering

Even when you correct for the right/left alignment, the itemising does not properly stack up:

It there a work around ?

$ context --version

mtx-context     | ConTeXt Process Management 0.63
mtx-context     |
mtx-context     | main context file: /Applications/ConTeXt/tex/texmf-context/tex/context/base/mkiv/context.mkiv
mtx-context     | current version: 2016.09.24 12:40

$ luatex --version
This is LuaTeX, Version 1.0.0 (TeX Live 2017/dev)


.Floris van Manen