Loosely tufted perennial; culm base decumbent, rooting at nodes; swollen nodes retrorsely puberulent; ligules membranous, 1-2 mm long; leaf-blades narrowly linear-lanceolate, 3-15 cm long, 2-6 mm wide, scabrous. Panicle loose, narrowly elliptic. Spikelets 3-5 mm long, 1.2-1.5 mm wide, contracted at base; lemma 5-nerved, boat-shaped, hispidulous, bristly-hispid on keel; palea same texture and length as lemma, 3-nerved.
TAIPEI: Tanshui, Hsu 189. TAOYUAN: Taoyuan, Chuang 4600.. NANTOU: Chinshuikou, Kao 276. TAINAN: Hsinhua, Hsu & kuoh 13657. KAOHSIUNG: Fengshan, Chuang 4148. PINGTUNG: Tungkan, Kao 128.
Pantropics; suthern Ryukyus, Taiwan, and Hainan in eastern Asia.
midrib 中肋: (rh)rhomboid:rhomboid outline with two vascular bundles
leaf surface 表面: (mid)upper surface with middle notch between the veins
sclerenchyma 厚壁組織: (boscl)(bostr)on both sides of veins as strand or girder
chlorenchyma 葉綠組織: (armed)compact armed cells
bundle sheath 維管束鞘: (nke)bundle sheaths without chloroplast
buliform cells well developed 泡狀細胞發達: (bboth)appear both in adaxial and abaxial side
chlorenchyma cell number between two adjacent veins: 9
chloroplast form in bundle sheath 束鞘細胞內之葉綠體型式: (not)no chloroplast
mestome sheath 內束鞘細胞: (Xyms+)metaxylem pole adjacent with mestome sheath
distance between two adjancent vein 脈間距: 165 micrometer
length/weidth ratio of bundle sheath in LS 束鞘細胞縱面長寬比: 2
chlorenchyma cell shape in LS 葉綠細胞縱面形狀: lobed