Description: Shoots tall (approximately 6 ft) with light green leaves and stems.
Leaves long, oval, with long drip tip and no underside color.
Ligule short and curved with petiole and pulvinus not present.
Flowers arranged in a large (approximately 6 in.) cone with tightly spaced lanceolate pink bracts, emerging from the terminus of a small basal shoot that is arranged along the vegetative stalk in a way that resembles a side shoot.
The cone disintegrates quickly into a mucilaginous mass that makes detailed flower morphology difficult to discern.
Ecology/Habitat: Found near trail in very open canopy, in wet, clay soil with thin leaf litter. Shoots densely clumped, preventing other vegetation from occurring with it.
54 P. Liễu Giai, Ngọc Khánh, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam