In Taiwan this is a common species in primary and secondary rain forest from almost sea-level to over 2000 m elevation. Stem more than 1 m tall. Rhizomes large. Leaf peltate, broadly ovate, 30-100 cm long, 20-50 cm broad, apex short acuminate, base cordate-sagittate, margins entire or undulate, lateral veins 9-12 on each side. petiole green, to 1.5 m long. Peduncles 2 or 3 together, cylindrical, green, 20-30 cm; spathe oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, limb concave; spadix: female part geenish white, sterile male part white; fertile male part yellowish; appendix pale yellowish, conic. Berry globose, red, seeds 1 or 2.
Heimisch in, China, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan
The Ryukyus of Japan, China, Taiwan, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand.