Annual with fibrous roots. Leaves in the lower ¼-1/5 of the stem, ⅓-½ as long as the latter, weak, flat, shortly acuminate to very acute, glabrous above, more or less pubescent beneath and on the pale green sheaths, ½-1½ mm wide; Inflorescence compound, very loose, with c. 10-20 spikelets, 8-15 cm long. Stamens 2;
Asia-Tropical: Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present, Ceram present, Mamberamo Distr present, NE. New Guinea present, Sepik Distr present, W. New Guinea present
Malesia: Moluccas (Ceram), New Guinea (W. New Guinea: Mamberamo Distr.; NE. New Guinea: Sepik Distr.).