Perennial. Leaves in a basal rosette and moreover 1-3 distant on the stem (their sheaths not overlapping), very gradually narrowed to the long, setaceous tip, glabrous or slightly pubescent, scabrid on the margins, 5-7 mm wide; Inflorescence narrow, elongate, 15-40 cm long, consisting of a terminal panicle and several (up to 5) distant fascicles of erect, compound lateral panicles;
Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present
Malesia: Philippines (Luzon). .
CLARKE distinguished this taxon by the dense inflorescences with long, setaceous secondary bracts standing out from the panicles. In my opinion it certainly deserves specific rank, as the shape and the indument of the nut are also very different from those in S. motleyi.