Rhizome slender, creeping; internodes very short. Roots crowded, thick and fleshy. LEAVES glabrous; petiole 3-5 in. long; blade 31/4-5 1/4 in. long, 2-3 1/4 in. broad, cordate-ovate, obtuse, apiculate; basal lobes up to 3/4 in. long, rounded. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 3-31/2 in. long, erect, glabrous. Spathe 1-1 1/4 in. long, 3/4-1 in. broad, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, apiculate (ovate, acuminate, Engler), cuneate at the base and shortly decurrent on the peduncle, expanded at the base, white, glabrous. Spadix slender, shorter than the spathe; male and female parts shortly separated, female adnate to the spathe, unilateral. Ovaries 3-12, laxly subbiseriate, elongate-ovoid, narrowed into a short style; stigma discoid. Anthers crowded in a slender terete spike about 5 lin. long, 1 lin. thick.