Annuals; culms erect to obliquly ascending from geniculate base, 2-3-noded; 35 cm long, 1.5 mm in diameter. Blades linear-lanceolate, 4-8 cm long, 4 mm wide; ligule tongue-shaped, 4.5 mm long, chartaceous. Panicle contracted, oblong. Spikelets 1-flowered, 2 mm long; glumes nearly equal, chartaceous, 1-nerved, as long as the spikelet, oblongawned, hispid on back, margins ciliate, awn from the sinus; Lemma chartaceous, obovate, 1 mm long, apex 4-toothed, 5-nerved, awned; palea membranous, as long as the lemma, oblong, 2-keeled, minutely 2-toothed; anther 0.5 mm long. Caryopsis elliptical, 1 mm long.
YUNLIN: Hsilo, Shimada s.n.. Feb. 13, 1908.
Distributed in temperate and warm regions of Eurasia and northern Africa.
This species is very rarely found.