Perennials; culm slender, prostrate, often rooting at lower nodes, 20-50 cm long. Blade mostly 3-8
cm long, 2-5 cm wide, sparingly hispid; ligule membranaceous, truncate, ca. 2 mm long. Inflorescence
of contracted digitate racemes, racemes mostly 4-10, 3-8 cm long; rachis flat, winged, ca. 0.5mm wide.
Spikelets lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm long, acuminate; lower glume small but distinct, ca. 0.2 mm long;
upper glume ca. 1/2 as long as spikelet , 5-veined, margins pubescent; lower lemma slightly longer than
upper lemma, pubescent along marginal veins, especially at apex; upper lemma acuminate, pale, slightly
coriaceous, ca. 2.1 mm long. Caryopsis ca. 1.5 mm long, 0.8 mm wide.
TAIPEI: Chinshan, Hsu 1296; Fulung, Hsu 893. TAOYUAN: Neili, Hsu 1240. HSINCHU: Peipu, Shimada
3904. MIAOLI: Suzuki et al. 36. TAICHUNG: Pahsienshan, Hsu 686. NANTOU: Puli, Hsu 1374. PINGTUNG:
Kenting, Hsu 1096. TAITUNG: Chihpen, Hsu 981; Lutao Is., Chung & Hsu 305.
Vietnam, southern China and the Ryukyus. Taiwan, common in littoral regions.