Perennial. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long; 3-5 mm diam.; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete; thick-walled; 1.5-13.5 cm long; distally pruinose and pubescent. Culm-nodes swollen; without obvious supra-nodal ridge. Lateral branches dendroid; extravaginal; spreading. Bud complement 30-60. Branch complement many; in a clump (triangle of 5-6 rows). Culm-sheaths persistent; 3.4-9.4 cm long; glabrous; glabrous on margins; without auricles. Culm-sheath ligule 0.5 mm high. Culm-sheath blade triangular; demarcated but persistent; erect; 0.9-2.5 cm long. Leaves 4-7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths tight; pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.2-0.5 mm long; truncate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.02-0.05 cm long. Leaf-blades linear; 0.85-2 cm long; 1-2 mm wide; coriaceous; stiff. Leaf-blade venation without cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle contracted; linear; 1-1.5 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed. Panicle axis pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-3 mm long; pubescent.