Pega-pega Monoecious perennial, 60-100 cm or more tall, decumbent at base, rooting at lower nodes, glabrous. Sheaths longer than the internodes, glabrous; blades oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, petiolate,10-23 cm long, 1.5-3.8 cm wide, cross-veined, glabrous but with minutely scabrid margins. Panicles open, mostly 10-25 cm long; branches slender, pubescent; spikelets appressed, paired, one long-pedicellate and staminate, the other nearly sessile, larger, and pistillate; staminate spikelets 2-3 (4.7) mm long, dark brown, glabrous, the first glume about half as long as spikelet; pistillate spikelets 11-14 mm long; glumes dark brown, about half as long as the fruit. Fruits light brown, slender, densely glandular-pubescent throughout. Croat 8335. Occasional, in the older forest, often locally abundant. Flowering and fruiting throughout the year.