Pajón, Rabo de mono Tall perennial, 1.5-3 (4) m tall; culms erect, stout, appressed-pubescent at nodes. Sheaths papillose-hispid, more densely near margins; blades plicate, 50-100 cm long, 3-10 cm wide, scabrous. Panicles narrow or loose and open, 40-70 cm long; branches angulate and scabrid; bristles 1 or more below most spikelets, 3-10 times longer than spikelet, antrorsely barbed; spikelets ca 3 mm long, glabrous; first glume about half as long as spikelet; second glume slightly longer than the first; sterile lemma equaling fruit. Fruits lanceolate, finely, transversely rugose. Croat 6365.