Paspalidium spp.

A wholly glabrous, perennial grass spreading from culms bending and rooting at lower nodes. Culms compressed above, becoming hollow and inflated, ascending and emergent to 100cm, green sheaths tight, becoming dry and ragged, blades flat to folded and tapering to the tip, inflorescence elongated, flattened, and unbranched, sparingly composed of short, upright to appressed racemes (10-18) on which the ovate spikelets are alternately arranged.