Densely tufted perennial about 15 cm. high
Fine convolute leaf-blades 2·5–5 cm. long
Caryopsis 0.8–1.2 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, obtusely trigonous in section.
Spikelets (3)5–10-flowered, (2.6)3.2–8 mm long, narrowly elliptic-oblong, overlapping; glumes 1-nerved, the inferior 0.8–2(2.7) mm long, lanceolate, broadened or lobed below the middle on one side, acute to acuminate, the superior (1.5)2–3.2 mm long, narrowly oblong, acute to subobtuse; callus dorsally appressed-villous, densely barbate in front at the base of the rhachilla internode; lemmas (1)1.6–2.3 mm long, narrowly elliptic-oblong, dorsally rounded, emarginate or bluntly 2-toothed at the apex, mucronate or shortly awned from between the teeth, the lateral nerves not or only slightly excurrent; mucro 0.1–1.2 mm long; anthers 3, 0.2–0.5 mm long.
Racemes 2–8 cm long, slender, erect, straight or nearly so.
Small, slender, caespitose perennial; culms up to 28 cm tall, erect, wiry; basal leaf sheaths persistent, finally becoming coarsely fibrous; leaf lamina 1–9 cm × 0.5 mm, filiform, tightly folded or rarely flat, blunt at the apex.
Leaf-blades filiform, tightly folded or rarely flat, 1–9 cm. long, 0.5 mm. wide when flattened, pilose on the upper surface and margins, sometimes sparsely, tip blunt; basal leaf-sheaths persistent and finally becoming coarsely fibrous.
Small slender tufted perennial; culms 4.5–28 cm. high, erect, wiry.
Caryopsis narrowly lanceolate, 0.8–1.2 mm. long, obtusely trigonous in cross-section.
Spikes 2–8 cm. long, slender, erect, straight or nearly so.
Spikelets 3–10-flowered, narrowly elliptic-oblong, 2.6–8 mm. long, overlapping by up to half their length, green tinged with purple or olive-grey; glumes 1-nerved, the lower lanceolate, broadened or lobed below the middle on one side, 0.8–2 mm. long, acute to acuminate, the upper narrowly oblong, 1.7–3.2 mm. long, acute to subobtuse; lemmas narrowly elliptic-oblong, 1–2.3 mm. long, rounded on the back, emarginate or bluntly 2-toothed, mucronate or shortly awned from between the teeth, lateral nerves not or only slightly excurrent; mucro 0.1–1.2 mm. long; anthers 3, 0.2–0.5 mm. long; callus dorsally appressed villous, densely bearded in front at the base of the rhachilla-internode with hairs 0.4–0.8 mm. long.
Perennial, tufted, up to 220 mm tall. Leaf blades 10-90 mm long, filiform, up to 0.5 mm wide, old leaf sheaths dividing into coarse fibres. Spikelets 2.6-8.0 mm long. Spikes 20-80 mm long, slender, erect; spikelets 5-10-flowered; lemma tip emarginate and mucronate.