Clumping herb to 1 m tall. Leaves thick, lanceolate to 45 cm long, 12 cm wide, ovate-lanceolate, dark green with grey bands between the major veins on the upper surface, purple below, tip with a long, narrow point. Flower clusters in pairs, to about 7 cm long. Flowers white.
Source: (2005). Marantaceae. 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.