Eragrostis minor Host, Icon. Gram. Austr. 4: 15. 1809.
Eragrostis poaeoides Beauv., Ess. Agrost. 162. 1812; Hsu, Fl. Taiwan 5: 488. 1978; Koyama, Grass. Jap. Neighb. Reg. 250. 1987.
Poa eragrostis L. Sp. Pl. 68. 1753.
Culm erect, tufted. Blade linear-lanceolate, 3-5 cm long by 2 mm wide, margins with glands in a row along each side, blades surface, sheath-mouth and margins covered with long silky hairs. Inflorescence an open panicle, about 7 cm long by 3 cm wide. Spikelets usually 11-flowered, about 6 mm long by 2 mm wide; glumes chartaceous, lanceolate, 1-nerved, glandular along backside of nerves; the lower glume about 1.3 mm long, shorter than the upper; lemma about 1.7 mm long, chartaceous, ovate, 3-nerved, lateral nerves nearly parallel, midnerve glandular on dorsal side; palea chartaceous, as long as the lemma, upper 2/3 elliptical and lower 1/2 linear, 2-keeled, scabrous along keels. Caryopsis oblong, about 0.6 mm long, reticulate; embryo 1/2-2/3 the length of the caryopsis.
CHANGHUA: Chichow, Suzuki & Kamikoti s. n. July 21, 1934. PENGHU: Makung, Hsu 671. PINGTUNG: Tungkang, Yamamoto 7666. TAITUNG: Malan, Liu s. n. June 10, 1971; Botel Tobago, Sasaki s. n. July 1935.
Widely distributed in India, China and extending to temperate regions and the Mediterranean area.