Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume lanceolate; 2-5 mm long; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined.
Fertile lemma oblong; 5 mm long; membranous; much thinner above; much thinner on margins; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins stopping well short of apex. Lemma surface glabrous, or pubescent; hairy below. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.