Culms and sheaths without glandular depressions. Spikelets
0.7-1.4 mm wide, linear to linear-lanceolate. Lower glumes 0.7-1.7 mm;
sum of spikelet width and lower glume length 1.5-3.1 mm.
has a disjunct distribution,
growing in California and western Nevada and, in South America, from Ecuador
to Chile, southern Brazil, and northern Argentina. It has also been found, as
an introduction, at various other locations in North America, including eastern