Perennial (always ?). Inflorescence simple (very rarely one of the rays with a short secondary ray), loose, with 3-7 spikelets, 1½-3 cm long, 2-4 cm wide. Stamens 3;
Asia-Tropical: Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present), Ceylon present, Government Hill on P. Penang present
Insufficiently known. Ceylon; in Malesia: Malay Peninsula (Government Hill on P. Penang).
Closely related to F. fusca, from which it is possibly not specifically distinct. In Malesia only collected by KUNSTLER in 1881 and CURTIS in 1889.