Perennial with short rhizome (according to BENTHAM l.c. rhizome thick, horizontal or creeping). Leaves coriaceous, canaliculate or conduplicate, septate-nodulose, gradually acuminate, scabrid at the top, 3-4 mm wide; Inflorescence compound or subdecompound, loose, up to 13 cm across. Stamens 3;
Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Australasia: Queensland (Queensland present), Dagwa present, Kurik nr Merauke present, Morehead R present, Oriomo River present, Papua present, SW. New Guinea present, W. Division present, tropical N. Australia present
Tropical N. Australia and Queensland, in Malesia: New Guinea (SW. New Guinea: Kurik nr Merauke; Papua: W. Division, Dagwa, Oriomo River; Morehead R.).