Festuca sect. Subulatae
Plants loosely cespitose. Innovations extravaginal. Blades lax, flat or convolute; ribs shallow and indistinct; sclerenchyma forming pillars or girders at the major veins. Calluses sometimes wider than long, sometimes narrow, scabrous at the margins; lemmas chartaceous, entire, awned or unawned; ovary apices densely pubescent.