Leaves when moist obliquely spreading, [+ o -] squarrose
. Amazonia Verdoornianthus 45.
Lithophytic rosulated herbs to 1.5 m high; leaves yellowish red, narrowly triangular, squarrose
, sheaths lustrous and dark brown on both surfaces, blades glabrous adaxially, densely appressed lepidote and regularly ribbed abaxially; inflorescence terminal; staminate inflorescences twice branched; pistillate inflorescences once or rarely twice branched; staminate flowers white; pistillate flowers white to rose colored, reflexed in anthesis, petals ascendant in anthesis; filaments in the male flowers 3-3.2 mm long, anthers yellow, ca.
Leaf-lobes loosely imbricate to contiguous, slightly squarrose
, convoluted around the stem when dry and spreading when wet, ovate, 1250-1325-1000-1300 [micro]m, margin entire, incurved to ventral side, apex acute to short apiculate, base cordate, dorsal base widely auriculate and ventral base auriculate or truncate, ventral auricle shorter than dorsal one.