Densely tufted perennial grass, up to 1.3 m. Infl. digitate, mostly 2-4 racemes
(sometimes more), up to 25 cm. Spikelets 4-7.5 mm, sometimes showing purple
In clearings in savanna woodland and vlei margins, favouring acidic and stony
From Southern Africa up to Tanzania in the high lying regions.
Unpalatable grass wich offers little grazing. Grazed apon only in young stage,
as it matures the leaves become hard.