Herb to about 30 cm or more tall. Leaves 1-4, stalkless, to 15 cm long, 2.5 cm wide. First bract tubular. Flower clusters of 2-5 yellow flowers, each to nearly 10 cm long in a stalked spike, lip bent back; spring.
Source: (2005). Zingiberaceae. 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.