Culm geniculate, about 1 mm in diameter. Blade about 8 cm long by 3 mm wide, covered with tubercled hairs; ligule chartaceous, upper part minutely fimbriate, backside hairy, about 0.6 mm long. Inflorescence of digitate racemes, racemes about 4 cm long. Spikelets paired; the upper pedicelled; the lower sessile, about 4m long. Lower glume subcoriaceous, oblong, as long as the spikelet, 8-10- nerved, lower margins inrolled, upper part 2-keeled, densely hairy on the backside, margins ciliate; upper glume subcoriaceous, elliptical, margins inrolled and fimbriate 2-grooved on the backside, about 3.6 mm long; lemma about 3 mm long, linear, 1-nerved, with a flexuous awn arising from the tip, awn about 6 times the length of the lemma; palea hyaline, lanceolate, margins inrolled, nerveless, about 3.2 mm long, pale purple. Caryopsis oblong, about 1.8 mm long; embryo 1/2 the length of the caryopsis.
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