HABIT Annual. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 4-20 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2.49-3.6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus oblong. GLUMES Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute; awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acute. FLORETS Fertile lemma elliptic; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 0.5 length of lemma; hyaline; 0 -veined; without keels. FLOWER Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous. DISTRIBUTION Europe, or Africa.