Ovary ovoid, 3-4 mm. long; style 4-5 mm. long.
Capsule ellipsoid, 8-18 mm. long.
Perianth-segments free or united up to 1.5 mm., brownish or greenish, 6-11 mm. long.
Filaments linear, free or united with the perianth-segments, free part 5-6 mm.
Leaves, linear, up to 30 cm. long, 4-18 mm. wide.
Inflorescence a very lax raceme with 5-25 flowers; bracts often caducous, up to 2 mm. long, spurs up to 2 mm. long; pedicels 12-30 mm. long, erect or ascending.
Plants up to 50 cm., flowering with or before the leaves.
Plants deciduous. Bulb ovoid to subglobose, 30-70 mm diam., scales adherent or loose and spathulate, fleshy, whitish. Leaves hysteranthous or synanthous, 2 to 5, erect, linear-canaliculate, up to 100-300 x 4-18 mm, dull green, usually paler below with purple bars or markings on sheaths. Inflorescence a lax raceme 200-500 mm tall, sometimes sub-secund, 5- to 25-flowered, flowers mostly 10-20 mm apart; scape erect or flexuous, 2-3 mm diam., glabrous; lower bracts caducous and absent at flowering, ovate, 1-2 mm long with spur to 1 mm long; bracteoles vestigial; pedicels horizontally spreading and deflexed apically, 12-30(-45) mm long, suberect or incurved in fruit, abscising at base if not pollinated. Flowers nocturnal, pendent, fragrant; tepals connate up to 1.5 mm, recurved, linear-oblong, 6-12 x 1.5-2.0 mm, apices penicillate, yellowish green to buff brown with darker midrib. Filaments inserted ± 1 mm above base of tepals, incurved over ovary below then suberect or slightly spreading above, lanceolate, 5-6 mm long, white or greenish. Anthers sub-basifixed, oblong, 1.5-2.0 mm long, dehiscence longitudinal, green. Ovary ovoid to oblong, green, 3-4 mm long; style clavate-prismatic, 4-5 mm long, white; stigma truncate and 3-angled. Capsules subglobose to ellipsoid, 3-lobed, 8-18 mm long. Seeds elliptic, 7-10 mm long, glossy black.