with climbing and rooting branches. Leaves distichous, obliquely linear to
ovate, petiole winged or leaf-like, sheathing at base. Peduncles axillary or
infra-axillary, leafy or sheathed or naked. Spathe small, cymbiform, or elongate, persistent. Spadix
sessile or stipitate, shorter than spathe. Flowers bisexual. Perianth segments
6, tips hooded. Stamens 6, filaments short or long, linear or dilated, anthers
terminal, slits extrorse. Ovary ovoid, oblong, or depressed, 3-locular, stigma
sessile, ovules solitary, anatropous. Fruit ellipsoid or obovoid berries,
1-3-seeded. Seeds ellipsoid.