Domin. Biblioth. Bot .85: 393 (1915).
(GPWG 2001) : Subfamily Chloridoideae. Cynodonteae.
Type of Basionym or
Protologue Information: Nord-Australien: Port Darwin, F. Schultz 802.
(books and floras):  D.Sharp & B.K.Simon, AusGrass, Grasses of
Perennial. Culms erect, 55–100 cm tall. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths glabrous
on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs, 0.2–0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades curled, flat
or involute, 20–30 cm long, 1–5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Inflorescence compound, a panicle. Panicle lanceolate or ovate, 6–36 cm long.
Spikelets pedicelled. Fertile spikelets many flowered, with at least 2 fertile
florets (5–23), comprising 5–23 fertile floret(s), with diminished florets at
the apex, linear or lanceolate or oblong, laterally compressed, 4–10.5 mm long.
similar. Lower glume lanceolate, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved. Upper
glume lanceolate, 1.3–3 mm long, membranous, keeled, 1-keeled, 1 -nerved.
Fertile lemma 1.5–2 mm long, keeled, 3 -nerved. Lemma apex muticous. Lodicules
present. Anthers 3.
Distribution: Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland.
Darwin & Gulf. Queensland:
Distinguishing characters include stiffly spreading, open scabrous panicle;
leaf sheaths often longer than internodes, tight on culms, with long-bearded
orifice and hairy margins and collar; blades long, often flat, gradually
tapered to a capillary apex, curly at maturity; spikelets strongly compressed,
with stout strongly flexuose rachilla cupular at apex of internodes; lemma
occurs near Kalumburu and on Augustus Island in the Bonaparte Archipelago in N
W.A.; between Darwin and Pine Ck and into Arhnem Land in N.T. and near Laura in
N Qld. Sandy or podsolic soils with quartzite or laterite; on tablelands, clay
soil flats, lagoon and creek banks, in depressions and on roadsides.; flowers
Jan.-May.; fruits Jan.-May.