Tufted or rhizomatous perennials. Leaf-blades erect, flat to convolute; ligules truncate. Inflorescence an erect spike with the rachis notched and remaining intact. Spikelets imbricate, laterally compressed, ovate or oblong, 6–8-flowered; glumes rigid, persistent, usually 3-nerved; lemma entire, 5–7-nerved, slightly involute, with a short awn; palea 2-keeled.
3 species endemic in eastern Australia, 2 in Victoria.