a.1.Somewhat terete.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The new species is characterized by its hemiepiphytic habit, long-petiolate, subterete sulcate gray-green-drying petioles, narrowly ovate-triangularsagittate narrowly acuminate blades with the anterior lobe broadly concave along the margins, a spatulate sinus, 3(4) pairs of basal veins with none of the basal veins free to the base, the 1st pair of basal veins broadly spreading, then directed upward along the margin and regularly very remote from the margins, 10-13 pairs of primary lateral veins, and these scarcely distinct from the interprimary veins, as well as by long-pedunculate inflorescence with a green erect-spreading spathe which is shorter than the spadix, and a moderately short weakly tapered essentially sessile green spadix with large flowers.
Flores nutantes, color rosado lustroso; sepalos libres, patentes: el dorsal intimamente asociado con los petalos para formar una estructura en forma de capucha, de hasta 1.8 x 0.8 cm, ovado, agudo en el apice; sepalos laterales oblicuos, oblongos, obtusos en el apice, unidos al pie de la columna, de hasta 2 x 0.7 cm; los petalos conniventes con el sepalo dorsal, mucho mas corto, oblicuos, angostamente ovados, agudos en el apice, de hasta 1.5 x 0.3 cm; el labelo de hasta 0.9 x 0.5 cm, trilobulado, los lobulos laterales erectos, el lobulo apical subterete, obtuso; callo linguiforme, de hasta 0.4 cm de largo; el pie de la columna de hasta 0.5 cm.
Es una hierba terrestre perenne de 1 a 2,5 metros de altura, de tallos cormosos o raramente rizomatosos subglobulares hasta oblongoides de 15 a 18 cm de diametro con cicactrices laminares cercanas entre si y con pequenos cormitos secundarios subglobulares en la parte inferior de los tallos, hojas con peciolos de hasta 2,1 metros de largo glaucos, envainadores hasta 1/3, vaina decurrente hasta el apice, la parte libre subterete, obtusamente aplanada abaxialmente y ligeramente surcada medialmente, debilmente estriada abaxialmente; laminas conspicuamente peltadas, ovado-cordadas, ovado-sagitadas.
Stems 20-90 (-125) cm tall, 1-3 mm wide, trigonous to subterete, often somewhat compressed, glabrous or lightly pubescent.
Fruiting pedicels terete or subterete, glabrous; stamens 6; cotyledons trifid; style 0.2-0.5(-0.8) mm L.
Fruits deflexed (-ascending or divergent), dehiscent (-indehiscent), oblong, subterete or tetragonal (-laterally compressed) in cross section, ovoid in one species, coriaceous.
petiole subterete, with numerous small prickles; rachis semiterete,