Height to about 1.2 m. Pseudostem green with reddish tinges, broad at the base tapering to narrow top giving a distinctly conical appearance. Plant suckering more or less freely often producing more than one sucker at a time. Leaves held rather stiffly upright, glaucous green with reddish-brown margins. Inflorescence erect and massive somewhat resembling a lotus flower. Bracts yellow sometimes with reddish tinge. Flowers yellowish as is the somewhat hairy fruit. Seeds rounded, black-brown.
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