Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long; 1-2 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 2.5-3 cm long; yellow; smooth. Culm-nodes flush with internodes; without obvious supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse; intravaginal. Bud complement 1. Branch complement one to several; solitary, or in a clump; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent. Leaves 8-10 per branch. Leaf-sheaths without keel; striately veined; pubescent; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long; truncate. Collar with external ligule; ciliate. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2-0.3 cm long. Leaf-blades erect; lanceolate; 5.7-7 cm long; 7-9 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade midrib evident. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; smooth.
Inflorescence a panicle; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Panicle contracted; linear; secund; 7-8 cm long. Panicle axis puberulous. Panicle branches angular; puberulous. Spikelets spreading; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels angular; 1.5-6 mm long; puberulous.