Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 20 cm long; distally hispid; with reflexed hairs. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement three; with subequal branches. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate; 2.5 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 15-25 cm long; 28-50 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; 0.5-1 cm between clusters; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; prophyllate below lateral spikelets.