Description: Tufted perennials, base thickened and woolly with hairy cataphylls.
Leaves with ligule membranous, truncate, jagged, often bearded by dense hairs; blade flat or grooved, margins scabrous, stiffly erect.
Inflorescence paniculate, open, with 4–15 spikelets on short, distant pedicels.
Spikelets with 3–8 crowded, bisexual florets, disarticulating above the glumes and between the lemmas. Glumes subequal, acute, 13-nerved, about as long as the spikelet, margins translucent. Lemmas deeply 2-lobed, the lobes broad-lanceolate and 3 times as long as the broad body of the lemma, awned from the sinus, lemma back shiny with long hairs above the small callus and below the sinus; awn almost straight, subequal to the lateral lobes. Palea narrowed above the middle, exceeding the sinus.
Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, endemic Australia. Australia: 1 species, endemic.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & K. L. McClay