To 3 m tall. Stems 0.7 cm diameter, height and branching unknown, densely covered with reddish-brown scales. Sheaths closed, forming crownshafts, 7.5–8.5 cm long, densely covered with reddish-brown scales; ocreas 3 mm long; petioles 2–3.5 cm long, scaly as the sheaths; rachis 14.5–23.5 cm long; pinnae 3 per side of rachis, falcate, not contracted at the bases, middle pinna 15–18 cm long, 5.5–6 cm wide at the middle, apical pinna 5.5–7 cm long, 3–4 cm wide at the middle, praemorse; veins prominent and raised adaxially. Inflorescences infrafoliar, erect; peduncles 2–3 cm long, 0.2 cm wide; prophylls not known; rachis absent; rachilla 1, 9–10.5 cm long, ± rectangular in cross-section, glabrous; triads distichously arranged; staminate flowers not known; pistillate flowers (post-anthesis) 3 mm high; sepals 3, 2 mm long, widely spreading, not closely imbricate, not acuminate, minutely ciliate; petals 3, 3 mm long, widely spreading, not closely imbricate, acuminate, minutely ciliate; immature fruits 1.5 cm long, 0.4 cm diameter, ellipsoid, slightly curved, white or yellowish; endosperm homogeneous.
Montaine rain forest at 1000-2000 m elevation.