Perennial. Leaves ⅓-½ as long as the stems, erect, rigid, very narrow, flat, acute, glabrous, scabrid at the top, greyish or glaucous, ½-⅔ mm wide; Inflorescence simple or compound, loose, with 4-18 spikelets, 2-4 cm long. Stamens 3;
Asia-Tropical: Cambodia (Cambodia present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Thailand (Thailand present), Billiton present, Bukit Ketri heath present, Cochinchina present, Distr. Papar present, Kimanis F.R present, Labuan present, Malesia only in the Western part present, N. Borneo present, Perlis present, Setul present
Thailand, Cochinchina, Cambodia; in Malesia only in the Western part: Malay Peninsula (Setul; Perlis: Bukit Ketri heath), Billiton, N. Borneo (Distr. Papar, Kimanis F.R.; Labuan).