Spikelets elliptic, 2.5–3.8 mm. long, pubescent, subacute; lower glume 2/3–3/4 as long as the spikelet, 7–11-nerved, obtuse; upper glume 5–7-nerved, with a few cross-veins; lower lemma 5-nerved, the laterals near the margin, with a few cross-veins; upper lemma finely striate, shiny, subacute.
Inflorescence of (3–)5–10(–15) racemes on an axis 3–20 cm. long; racemes 1–6 cm. long, often curved, bearing the spikelets singly on a ribbon-like rhachis 1–2 mm. wide, its margins ciliate with bright yellow tubercle-based hairs 2–6 mm. long.
Leaf-blades broadly linear, 5–30 cm. long, 3–17 mm. wide.
Tufted perennial; culms 25–120 cm. high.
Leaf laminae 3–17 mm. wide, broadly linear.
Inflorescence of (3)5–10(15) racemes, these 1–6 cm. long, bearing spikelets singly on a ribbon-like (1–2 mm. wide) rhachis, its margins ciliate with bright yellow tubercle-based hairs up to 6 mm. long.
Inferior glume 2/3–3/4 as long as spikelet, 7–11-nerved.
Spikelets 2.5–4 mm. long, pubescent, obtuse.