Leaves to 120 cm long and 6 cm wide.
Inflorescences head-like, compactly ovoid to cylindrical, 2-4 cm long and 1-2 cm wide;
Fruits 10-18 mm long, beaked.
Asia-Tropical: Borneo; New Guinea present (Irian Jaya present); Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi), E Sumatra present, Luzon present
Malesia: E Sumatra, Philippines (Luzon), New Guinea (Irian Jaya). Not (yet) seen from Borneo and Celebes.