Leaves narrower, flat, tending to roll up, scabrid above and hairy beneath.
Very like a Poa when opened out, but the leaves are scabrid at the sheaths.
The first glume is oblong-lanceolate, 5-nerved, pitted above the middle, with recurved margins and scabrid keels and nerves.
The first glume is lanceolate, acute, shorter than the second, with a keel which is scabrid.
The first glume is small, oblong-ovate or oblong, 1-nerved with a scabrid keel.
The second glume is lanceolate, acuminate, equal to or a little longer than the third glume with a scabrid keel.
The flowering glumes are 3-nerved, paleate; palea is complicate; keels are strong, scabrid or ciliate.