Terrestrial, ascending, almost glabrous herb, rooting at nodes. Stem glabrous, green. Leaves alternate, slightly subpeltate; petiole to 20 cm long; blade coriaceous, ovate, to 12 x 7 cm, apex acuminate, base rounded to cordulate, minutely ciliate towards apex; somewhat pli-veined with 2 pairs at base and 2-3 pairs from primary vein. Inflorescence axillary, solitary; peduncle slender, 3-7 cm long, with 2-3 caducous bracts, green; spike 17 cm long, green; floral bracts, rounded, glabrous. Fruits basely attached, ellipsoid, apex with slender beak and stigma at base of beak.