Perennial, sometimes with woody base, (10-)15-40 cm high. Leaves sessile, linear to linear-subulate, (0.7-)0.8-2.5(-3) cm long, c. 1 mm wide, base attenuate, apex acute, margin revolute, both sides covered by long appressed bristly hairs. Stamens: anthers subsessile in tube. Fruit separating into 4 nutlets, nutlets ovoid, 0.8-1 mm high, covered with very short, appressed hairs.
Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Australasia, Flores present
Australia; Malesia: ?Lesser Sunda Islands(Flores, a very untypical specimen, that cannot be assigned to the present species with certainty), New Guinea..