Corm 2-5(-6) x 1.5-4 cm, ovoid- oblong; tunic dark brown, coriaceous, with a long neck. Leaves 4-6, up to 15 cm x 10-20 mm, developing after anthesis, oblong-lanceolate to ligulate, undulate, appressed to the ground, obtuse to subacute, glabrous. Flowers (1-)2- 5(-10); perianth-segments 20-40 x 3-10(-15) mm, pinkish- lilac, (? sometimes obscurely tessellated), oblong or linear- elliptical, obtuse to subacute. Filaments up to 11 mm; anthers 5-8 mm, yellow (rarely purplish); pollen yellow. Styles straight; stigmas long-decurrent. Capsule up to 25 mm, ovoid-oblong.