Leaves 3-12 with blades to 0.5 m long. Flower cluster sometimes with over 20 flowers. Bracts 4 in 2 pairs at right angles. Floral bracts thread-like, to 20 cm long, greenish to violet. Flowers pale green at first becoming reddish-purple to black. Perianth lobes spreading to bent backwards. Fruit to 4 cm wide, green to reddish, orange or purple.
SE Asia & NE India
T. integrifolia Ker Gawl. from NE India and Malesia is occasionally available.
Source: (2005). Taccaceae. 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.