Isachne beneckei var. depauperata Ohwi, l. c. 11: 55. 1942.
Culm weak, about 10 cm high, branching and rooting at the lower nodes. Blade linear-lanceolate, 2.5-3 cm long by 5 mm wide, glabrous or scabrous, sometimes pubescent; ligule a ring of long rigid hairs. Inflorescence an oval panicle. Spikelets subglobose, purplish in color, about 1.5 mm long; glumes ovate, obtuse, slightly gibbose, herbaceous, 7-nerved, more or less hispid, nearly equaling the spikelet. Lower floret 1-1.5 mm long, subglobose, obtuse, convex, coriaceous, pale in color, densely pubescent. Upper floret 1.5-2 mm long, broadly ovate, acute.
TAITUNG: Tsusueipo, Ohwi 469; Botel Tobago, Sasaki s. n. May 5, 1926.
Distributed in Malaysia, Vietnam, Southern China, the Philippines and Java.
This is not a common grass, but is found at low altitudes in southern Taiwan.