Upright plant to about 70 cm tall. Leaves oblong-ovate, to about 15 cm long, 6 cm wide, blunt, the margins crisped, the upper surface satiny and variegated with pale green and silvery patches on dark green; stalks much shorter than blade, translucently sheathed. Spathe roundish, about 3 cm long, dark green, becoming yellow. Spadix club-shaped, longer than spathe.
A. modestum Engl. is sometimes available, as is the similar A. simplex Blume, generally as the narrow-leaved 'Angustifolium'.
Source: (2005). Araceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.