Arundinella hispida O. Kuntze form humilior Hack. in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 2(4) 527. 1904; Honda, l. c. 309.
Rhizome stout, densely covered with scaly leaves; culms erect or ascending, caespitose, up to 30 cm high. Blade lanceolate, 10-15 cm long, margins siliceously serrate, sheath-mouth long ciliated; ligule truncate, membranous, short; sheath longer than the internode, margins long ciliate. Panicle about 13 cm long, the main axis sparingly hispid or scabrous; pedicel scabrous. Spikelets paired, the one long pedicellate and the other shortly pediceled, ovate-lanceolate, about 4 mm long, all awned; lower glume about 4/5 as long as the spikelet, ovate, acute, 3-nerved; upper glume and lower lemma nearly equal, as long as the spikelet, 5-nerved, acuminate; upper lemma slightly shorter than the lower lemma, truncate and toothed at the apex; upper lemma bisexual, easily falling off, thicky papery, tipped with an awn of about 3 mm long.
NANTOU: Nengkaoshan, Fukuyama 4785; Yinghai to Tentsu, Kao 5811. HUALIEN: Chingshuishan, Shimizu & Kao s. n. Apr. 2, 1961 ; Mukuashan, Naknmura 4545.
Distributed in the Philippines and Taiwan.