Shrub or tree, 1-2 m tall. Stem glabrous or may be sparsely appressed-pubescent. Petiole 0.3-0.6 cm long, glabrous, vaginate usually at base; blade not glandular-dotted, narrowly elliptic or narrowly elliptic-oblong, 14-20 x 5-7 cm, apex long-acuminate, base equal or almost equally attached to petiole, acute, glabrous; pinnately veined, secondary veins 3-4 per side, originating from lower 1/2 to lower 2/3 of primary vein, ascending at an angle of 45-60º, plane above, prominulous below, tertiary veins widely reticulate. Inflorescence erect or pendent; peduncle 1-1.5(-3) cm long; spike 5-9 cm long, apiculate; floral bracts densely marginally fringed. Fruits trigonous to obpyramidal, glabrous, glandular, green, stigmas 3, minute, sessile.