Plant stemless, flowering 5 dm high. Leaves few, densely rosulate, 2 dm long, densely and fmely appressed-lepidote; sheaths very large, elongate, ventricose; blades lanceolate, acuminate, 30 mm wide, coriaceous. Scape slender, erect; scape-bracts elliptic, acute, somewhat exceeding the internodes, whitish, lepidote. Inflorescence laxly bipinnate, distichous, 15 cm long, pale-lepidote, composed of about 10 spikes; primary bracts oblong, acute, 30 mm long, strongly carinate; spikes subsessile, somewhat spreading, rather densely flowered , 40 mm long; rhachis flexuous to geniculate, compressed. Floral bracts ovate, acute, conspicuously incurved at apex, 8 mm long, distinctly exceeding the sepals, lepidote, not imbricate nor concealing the rhachis, even or faintly few-nerved; flowers suberect, more than twice the length of the internodes. Sepals obovate, rounded at apex; coriaceous, lepidote; petals slightly longer than the sepals, flavous; stamens included; ovary globose; style short.