A dwarf, chunky form of this plant allegedly found in Yemen. It has very thick leaves that project somewhat horizontally covering a very short stem with the leaf bases. The very stiff leaves have an acute channel running all the way to the tip and acute edges bordered with a reddish color. The leaves end up in a sharp spiny point. A distinct character of this plant is that it appears to have no stem. No cross-banding, smooth and dull green color with a few impressed longitudinal lines on the sides and back, which is very rounded. The inflorescence is a panicle growing on the top.