Spikelets 4–8-flowered, ovate-oblong, 1.3–2.2 mm. long, breaking up from the apex, the rhachilla fragile; glumes narrowly ovate to broadly oblong-elliptic, subequal, 0.4–0.7 mm. long, acute to obtuse; lemmas broadly ovate, 0.7 mm. long, obtuse; anthers 2, 0.2 mm. long.
Caryopsis ellipsoid, 0.3–0.5 mm. long.
Leaf-blades flat, up to 30 cm. long and 5 mm. wide; ligule membranous, 0.3–0.6 mm. long, truncate, fimbriate.
Panicle linear, 4–50 cm. long; branches ascending close to the main axis (rarely, in the Flora area, spreading and the panicle lanceolate to narrowly ovate), typically 3–14 cm. long, bare towards the base, the spikelets shortly pedicelled and appressed to the secondary branchlets.