Slender perennial, 50-100 cm tall; culms erect in small dense clumps, glabrous. Sheaths glabrous, sometimes ciliate; blades 25-60 cm long, l-4 mm wide, flexuous, the margins scabrid. Panicles 15-30 cm long; branches short, slender, +/- ascending, minutely scabrid; spikelets 1.6-1.8 mm long, glabrous, bearing 1 flower; glumes nearly equal, exceeding fruit. Fruits plump, ellipsoid, ca 1 mm long, brown. Croat 8657. Common in the Laboratory Clearing, especially along the stairs to the dock. Flowering and fruiting sporadically throughout the year, especially during the dry season and the early rainy season.