Herb to 20-30 cm tall. Stems red. Leaves oblong to obovate or oblanceolate, mostly to 8 cm long, blunt, sometimes suffused purple or with purplish margins. Leaf stalks to about 2 cm long. Flower spikes terminal, about 10 cm long.
W Indies, Venezuela
Source: (1997). Piperaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.