Trunk slender. Leaves laxly disposed, with a slender petiole 3-4 in. long and a firm lanceolate-acuminate blade, 1 ft. long, 1-1¼ in. broad at the middle, rather rounded at the base; midrib visible only on the lower side in the lower half. Inflorescence spicate, about 3 in. long; lower bracts lanceolate, acuminate, 1½-2 in. long. Perianth cylindrical, 2 in. long; tube twice as long as the linear segments. Filaments filiform, as long as the perianth-sements. Berry 2-3-seeded, 2-3-lobed.