T: Papua New Guinea, J. Leahey's mill site, Goroka Subdistrict, 7,300 ft [2200 m], 18 Nov 1954, A.G.Floyd & J.S.Womersley 6297; holo: NSW; iso: CANB, L, LAE.
Stem 25–120 cm long, 1.1–2.5 (–3.0) mm in diam.; striations 23–47. Cataphylls 3–19 cm long, abaxially stramineous or pale red-brown for 1/4–1/2 of its length, grading to red-brown or dark red-brown towards base. Lower bract 9–35 cm long. Inflorescence 2–9 cm long. Tepals acute to acuminate, stramineous-brown, often with darker yellow-brown or red-brown band on each side of midrib, with broad membranous margins; outer tepals 2.1–2.7 (–3.0) mm long. Anthers 0.4–0.8 mm long, shorter than or exceeding filament. Capsule slightly shorter than or slightly exceeding outer tepals, ellipsoid to oblong or ovoid, dark golden brown to red-brown, umbonulate. Seeds 0.4–0.5 mm long. Fig. 138.