Hypolytrum compactum Kunth
Kunth, K.S. (1805) Enumeratio Plantarum 2: 271. Type: Manilla. .. (Nees ab Esenb. in Mey. mss.) Spicae in specimine herbarii Meyenii carie exesae, incompletae.
Usually flowers and fruits as a herb, but occasionally reaches 1 m or more in height.
Seed germination time 60 days. One or two scale-like leaves (cataphylls) produced before the first true leaves. First true leaves linear, base sheathing the stem. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade about 100-110 x 4-5 mm, apex acute, margin serrate, venation longitudinally parallel. Petiole about 10-15 mm long, bases sheathing.