Perennial. Culms woody. Culm-internodes terete; 24 cm long. Culm-nodes with distinct supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; extravaginal. Bud complement 20-25. Branch complement many; in a clump; thinner than stem. Leaf-sheaths antrorsely scabrous; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-1.5 mm long; pubescent on abaxial surface; erose. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.2 cm long; petiole pubescent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 7.7-11.7 cm long; 6-9 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; without axillary buds at base of spikelet; leafless between clusters. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels angular; 0.5-1 mm long.