Perennial; caespitose. Stolons present. Culms geniculately ascending; 50-100 cm long; 4-5 -noded; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes 1.5-7 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3-4 mm long; brown. Leaf-blades 8-30 cm long; 7-9 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 4-10; borne along a central axis; straight; unilateral; 4-9 cm long. Rhachis angular; 0.8-1.2 mm wide; drab; glabrous on margins. Spikelet packing 4 -rowed. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume apex acute.
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 3 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; 2-2.5 mm long; 1.5 mm wide; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.