Shrub or treelet, 2-5 m tall. Petiole ca. 1.5 cm long, glabrous or pubescent, vaginate to middle or to apex; blade not scabrous, not glandular-dotted, ovate, 13-20 x 5-13 cm, apex acuminate, base equal or almost equally attached to petiole, truncate or cuneate, but acute to petiole, glabrous above, veins more or less pubescent below; pinnately veined, secondary veins 4-5 per side, originating from lower 1/2 of primary vein, prominent below. Inflorescence: peduncle stout, 0.5-1.5 cm long, pubescent; spike 12-15 x 0.5-0.7 cm; floral bracts marginally fringed. Fruits rounded, glabrous, with persistent style, stigmas 3, recurved.