Shrub or treelet, to 1-3.5 m tall. Stem and branches sparsely to densely pubescent. Petiole 1.5-2 cm long, densely pubescent; blade somewhat scabrous when dried, not conspicuously glandular-dotted, broadly ovate or ovate, 17-30 x 10-17 cm, apex acuminate, base equal or unequally attached to petiole difference 0-0.3(-0.7) cm, subcordate or obtusish, pubescent on both surfaces, veins more densely so; pinnately veined, secondary veins 5-7 per side, originating from lower 1/2 of primary vein, prominent below, tertiary venation widely reticulate, veinlets almost transverse. Inflorescence erect or horizontally oriented; peduncle 1.5-2 cm long, pubescent; spike 10-20 cm long, creamish white to green, hardly apiculate; floral bracts densely marginally fringed. Fruits trigonous, somewhat exserted when mature, hirsute, stigmas sessile.
French Guiana: present Southern America:, Brazil North (Pará present)
French Guiana and Brazil (Pará); 20 collections studied (FG: 34).