Caulescent herb, l-2 m tall. Leaves chiefly basal; petioles to 65 cm long; blades broadly oval, gradually to abruptly acuminate, 15-33 cm long, 12-20 cm wide, glabrous, pruinose on underside. Spikes usually in clusters of 2-6, sessile, narrowly cylindrical, 10-15 cm long, to 1 cm broad; bracts oblong, narrow and 2.5-3 cm high, somewhat pruinose; flowers white, 3-4 cm long. Fruits not studied. Croat 4360.