stem slender. Leaves
unequally pinnatisect, leaflets few, trapezoid, erose, uni-costate, nerves
flabellate. Spathes many, sheathing spadix-peduncle. Spadix interfoliar, stout
and simple, or slender and branched, monoecious or dioecious. Male flowers:
symmetric, calyx cupular, 3-fid, imbricate, petals coriaceous, valvate, stamens
3-10, anthers linear, pistillode absent. Female flower: subglobse, sepals
rounded, coriaceous, petals thick, triangular, incurved, valvate, staminode
absent, ovary depressed, 3-gonous, 2-3 celled, stigmas conical, ovules basilar.
Fruits ovoid or oblong, 1-2 celled. Seeds oblong, plano-convex.