Annual with fibrous roots. Leaves much shorter than the stems, rather firm, falcate, flat, obtuse, apiculate, antrorsely spinulose-scabrid on the margins in the upper part, 1½-2 mm wide; Inflorescence simple or subcompound, loose, with (1-)3- 8(-15) spikelets, 1-5 cm long. Stamens 3;
Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present; Sumatera (Sumatera present), Bengal present, E. Coast Res present, Kebar valley present, Lake Daviumbu present, Middle Fly R present, Papua present, Tapanuli present, W. Div present, W. New Guinea present
Bengal; in Malesia: Sumatra (E. Coast Res., Tapanuli), New Guinea (W. New Guinea: Kebar Valley; Papua: W. Div., Lake Daviumbu, Middle Fly R.).