Eragrostis fauriei Ohwi, Bot. Mag. Tokyo. 55: 278. 1941. Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 483. 1978; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 253. 1987.
Perennial; culm 30-60 cm high, densely caespitose, erect, glabrous; sheaths shorter than the internode. Blades coriaceous, 2-5 mm wide, margins involute; ligule long ciliate. Panicle 10-15 cm long, loose, branches ascending, scabrous, axils glabrous. Spikelets lanceolate, slightly compressed, 5-10 mm long by 2.5 mm wide, 6-15-flowered, ascending or slighlty appressed, distinctly pedicellate, grayish or slightly purplish; glumes broadly lanceolate, acuminate, 1-nerved; lower glume 1-1.5 mm long; upper glume 1.5-1.7 mm long; lemmas about 2 mm long, ovate, acute; minutely punctate, the keels distinctly scabrous, the lateral nerves distinct, subparallel, about 2/3 the length of the lemma; palea persistent, the keels arc-shaped, ciliate-scabrous; rachilla persistent, slightly compressed; stamens 3, the anthers oblong, blackish-purple, about 0.5 mm long. Caryopsis elliptical, slightly compressed, obscurely striolate, about 2/3 mm long.
TAIPEI: Hsintien, Fauriei 153 (Type, KYO).
Endemic to Taiwan.
Similar to E. nutans but can be distinguished by its broader leaves and persistent palea.