T: Meryla Pass, about 5 miles east of Bundanoon, 1200 ft, New South Wales, 7 Feb 1960, B.G.Briggs; holo: NSW49101.
Stem with 35–80 coarse ridges, no or few air-spaces and few small sclerenchyma strands. Pith continuous or slightly interrupted. Cataphylls 9–21 cm long, abaxially dull dark yellow-brown distally, dark red-brown and ±glossy at base, adaxially ±golden brown. Basal bract usually shorter than or equalling inflorescence. Tepals acute or outer ones acuminate, occasionally with dark tinges. Anthers c. 0.4–0.5 mm long; filaments 0.5–0.7 mm long; style c. 0.1–0.2 mm long; stigmas c. 0.5 mm long.