Pygidium as wide as long; lacking basal sulcus; disc flat or convex; basal margin strongly angulose
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.
Epiphylls and hypophylls differ in their adult epidermal patterns: epiphylls have larger cells, nearly isodiametric, sinuous to sinuous-angulose
walls, with stellate appearance, whereas hypophylls have cells 2-3 times longer than wide, with irregular undulations, shallow and deep, angulose
or curve (Fig.
4 cm, green, glabrous, obtusely angulose, partially covered by the bracts mainly before anthesis, stipes 1-2 x 0.
5 cm, green, glabrous, obtusely angulose, distinctly exposed by the bracts even before anthesis, stipes 3-9 x 0.
60 cm in diameter, erect, rachis stout, reddishwine; primary bracts distinctly shorter than the stipes, the basal ones resembling the upper scape bracts but smaller, the upper ones suborbicular, apex obtuse, 5-10 x 5-8 cm, suberect, wine colored toward the apex; branches 8 to 19 in number (including the terminal one), 4-5 cm apart, the lateral branches 28-30 cm long (upper ones) to 35-45 cm long (basal ones), suberect-spreading, densely flowered at anthesis and afterwards, 12 (upper ones)- to 20 (basal ones)-flowered, rachis geniculate, subterete, slightly if at all angulose
5-6 cm, apex acuminate-caudate and recurved (basal ones) to broadly acute, apiculate and straight (upper ones), distinctly exceeding the sterile bases of the branches, red; branches 13 to 16 in number (including the terminal one), the lateral branches 21-24 cm long (basal ones) to 15-18 cm long (upper ones), spreading or nearly so, densely flowered in late anthesis, 9 (upper ones)--to 17 (basal ones)-flowered, rachis slightly flexuous, angulose
31-flowered, rachis flexuous to geniculate, subterete to slightly if at all angulose
, 2-4 x 0.