Plants perennial; cespitose, not rhizomatous. Culms 30-80 cm.
Sheaths keeled or rounded; ligules 0.2-0.5 mm; blades 10-30
cm long, 2-4 mm wide, flat, becoming folded. Panicles 15-35 cm long,
0.4-4 cm wide, contracted to rather lax and open; primary branches appressed
to strongly ascending, without spikelets on the lower 1/4, lower branches much
longer than the internodes; pedicels 0.1-3 mm. Spikelets 1.3-1.8
mm, plumbeous to greenish. Lower glumes 0.4-0.8 mm, acuminate to truncate;
upper glumes 0.7-1 mm, usually less than 1/2 as long as the florets,
rarely longer, faintly 1-veined, truncate, erose to denticulate; lemmas
1.2-1.6(1.8) mm, elliptic, glabrous, 1-veined, acute to obtuse; paleas
1.4-1.8 mm, elliptic; anthers 2(3), 0.5-0.8 mm. Fruits 0.7-0.9
mm, quadrangular, laterally compressed, reddish-brown, truncate. 2n =
Sporobolus diandrus is native from India to southeast Asia and Australia.
It is not common in North America, being known only from a few counties in Florida,
Mississippi, and Texas.