Rhizomes cylindrical. Leaves sprawling, succulent, to 36 × 0.6–2.5 cm; blade spotted with green or brown, glaucous, channeled, linear-lanceolate, brittle, margins with small, sparse, cartilaginous teeth. Scape 4.2–13.1 dm. Inflorescences open, to 4 dm, 7–33-flowered. Flowers erect, usually sessile, with strong, sweet odor; tepals pale yellow or white, becoming pink to rose; perianth tube funnelform, equal to or longer than ovary, 0.6–2.6 cm; limb lobes recurved, 0.9–1.9 × 0.3–0.5 cm; filaments bent near tip in bud, inserted near top of tube, exceeding tube by 0.8–2.2 cm; ovary 6–19 mm; style exceeding tube by 0.5–2.2 cm, usually shorter than stamens; stigma white, not clavate, deeply 3-lobed, lobes reflexed. Capsules ellipsoid, 1.1–2.4 × 1–1.5 cm.
|Huaco, wild-tuberose, amole plant, spice-lily, soap plant|