Description: This species has unusual vegetative morphology for the Zingiberaceae, actually more closely resembling the sister clade Marantaceae.
Lanceolate leaves with short drip tips emerge from the rhizome unconnected to a vertical main stem , which makes the normal ginger characters of ligules and leaf sheathing absent in this species.
Petioles are about as long as the leaf with a pulvinus at the leaf base.
Flowers are white with a yellow center, and borne singly along an above-ground rhizome.
Ecology/Habitat: Found along the trail in a more shaded, closed canopy and drier soil than most other ginger species.