(Lodd.) Lindl., Edward's Bot. Reg. 31, p1.14.1845
Moderately pubescent, acaulescent herb, to 80 cm tall; roots with tubers. Petioles 1.5-6 cm long; blades oblong-elliptic to obovate, short-acuminate, obtuse at base, 15-60 cm long, 8-15 cm wide, pubescent on upper surface, with 5-7 dark-green markings equally spaced on blade between margin and midrib. Inflorescences on leafless scape usually overtopping leaves; bracts 4-7, 2-ranked, not imbricate, 2-3 cm long; flowers yellow, autogamous, 3.5-4 cm long. Fruits not studied. Croat 10913.
Cultivated at the Laboratory Clearing. Flowers during the rainy season, beginning about July.
Costa Rica to Brazil. In Panama, known from seasonally dry parts of tropical moist forest and from premontane moist forest in the Canal Zone and Panama; known also from premontane wet forest in Panama (Cerro Campana).