Genital styles long, round at apex, with basal half broad and complanate
, with distal half slender and tubulose, narrowing abruptly in middle.
5-3 cm apart, the lateral branches 6-9 cm long, erect or nearly so at the base and subspreading toward the apex, subdensely to densely flowered at anthesis, with 4 to 6 flowers, bearing sterile bracts at the apex, rachis geniculate, slightly angulose, 3-8 x 3 mm, glabrous, green, stipes 7-30 x 5 mm, erect or nearly so, slightly complanate
, green, glabrous, ebracteate, the terminal branch erect or nearly so, similar to the lateral branches, subsessile, ca.
Flowers 85-110 mm long, fragrance not detected, pedicels 23-35 x 4-10 mm, greenish toward the apex, sparsely to subdensely and coarsely white-lepidote, strongly complanate
mainly the outer ones and dilated toward the base; sepals asymmetric, narrowly subelliptic-lanceolate, 38-44 x 13-15 mm, erect and imbricate to each other at anthesis, apex acuminate, connate at the base for 3-4 mm, ecarinate, green, glabrous, thin in texture except for the membranous margins; petals sublinear-lanceolate, acuminate, 56-62 x 5-6.
Stamens included; filaments complanate
, lilac toward the apex, the antepetalous ones adnate to the petals for 6-8 mm, the antesepalous ones free; anther base obtuse-sagittate, apex apiculate, apiculus nigrescent, dorsifixed above the base at 1/3 of its length; pollen globose, diporate, exine psillate; stigma conduplicate-spiral, ellipsoid-capitate, lilac-purple, margins crenulate-lacerate; ovary obconic, trigonous, 8-9 mm long, 6-7 mm in diameter at the apex, white, glabrous, bearing inconspicuous longitudinal sulcus; placentation apical; ovules shortly caudate; epigynous tube inconspicuous, ca.
9 cm wide, sublax, complanate
, with 8 to14 distichously arranged lowers ca.
3 cm wide at base, suberect-recurved to subspreading, coriaceous, canaliculate, densely and coarsely adpressed white-lepidote near the base and glabrous toward the apex on both sides, but adaxially sometimes completely glabrous, abaxially nerved, greenish-red to dark red, margins laxly spinose, spines subtriangular, complanate
, distinctly antrorse-uncinate, 1.
ionochroma above, the inflorescences seem to be complanate
6 cm, complanate
, green, glabrous, bearing 1 to 2 yellowish-green sterile bracts near the apex, the terminal branch erect or nearly so, (16-) 27-40 cm long, 13- to 14-flowered, basal stipe 5-20 cm x 0.
8, subflabellate, complanate
, shortly stipitate, the basal ones 30-35 x 15-20 mm (excluding the petals), 2 to 4-flowered in total, sometimes bearing a 2-flowered, single secondary fascicle; floral bracts ovate-lanceolate, apex acute and minutely apiculate, entire to inconspicuously spinulose at the apex, 24-28 x 13- 19 mm, slightly shorter to nearly equaling the sepals, carinate, membranaceous, greenish-hyaline, subdensely and inconspicuously pale-castaneous lepidote, trichomes fimbriate.
5-4 mm, white, glabrous, the outer ones slightly complanate
and dilated toward the base, the inner ones terete; sepals subsymmetric, narrowly subspathulate, 36-38 x 6.
5 mm wide, complanate
, slightly dilated toward the apex, the antepetalous ones adnate to petal for ca.
12-14 mm in diameter; stamens distinctly shorter than the petals but distinctly exposed at anthesis by the spreading-recurved petals; filaments complanate
, yellow, completely connate from the base to the apex and forming a cylindrical tube, ca.