Robust perennial, l-2 m tall, growing in dense, isolated clumps; culms stout, unbranched, erect. Sheaths longer than the internodes, the lower ones often purplish, the collar and margins glabrous or sparsely hirsute; blades 30-75 cm long, 6-25 mm wide, nearly glabrous but with scabrous margins. Inflorescences 15-30 (40) cm long, of few to many thick racemes, the racemes to 15 (20) cm long; rachis winged, with a tuft of long trichomes at the base, the margins scabrous; pedicels flattened, the margins scabrid; spikelets obovate, paired, crowded, plano-convex, 2.2-3 mm long, often purplish; first glume lacking; second glume and sterile lemma covering fruit, glabrous or short-appressed pubescent and the margins with longer trichomes especially near the apex. Fruits chestnut-brown, 2-2.7 mm long, minutely striate. Croat 10244. Infrequent, in clearings, especially in the Rear # 8 Lighthouse Clearing and on Burrunga Point. Flowering throughout the year, principally in the rainy season.