Glabrous perennial with short rhizome. Inflorescence consisting of a single spikelet. Stamens 3;
Asia-Tropical: Cambodia (Cambodia present); New Guinea present; Thailand (Thailand present), Chantaburi present, Kurik near Merauke present, Mabaduan present, Papua present, Tarara present, W. Division present, W. New Guinea present, Wassi Kussa R present
Thailand (Chantaburi), Cambodia; in Malesia: New Guinea (W. New Guinea: Kurik near Merauke; Papua, W. Division: Tarara, Wassi Kussa R.; Mabaduan).
Allied to F. pauciflora, from which it can easily be distinguished by the coarser habit, the leaf- sheaths disintegrating into fine reticulate fibres, the larger spikelet, and the more oblong, obtuse, single- nerved glumes.