Corm at anthesis ± soboliferous, central part narrow, to c. 1 cm diam. at most, with 1 or more ± horizontal, usually shoot-bearing lobes, mostly ± subterete, (1-) 2-5 cm long, 2-5 (-8) mm diam.; tunics membranous, reddish-brown to brown, neck absent. Leaves 2 (-3), synanthous, narrowly Linear to lanceolate-linear, suberect to erecto-patent, often slightly arcuate, extending to c. 7 (-9) cm at anthesis, later± arcuate-patent to procumbent, to 15 (-20) cm x 2-10 (-15) mm, hallowly channelled with distinct midvein, pale to mid-green, glabrous or occasionally ciliolate. Flowers 1-2 (-4); perianth tube exceeding cataphyll by (1-) 2-6 cm yellowish-white occasionally flushed pinkish-purple; limb infundibular, opening stellate, or campanulate-infundibular, segments narrowly oblong to narrowly oblong-elliptic, 1.4-2.5 (-3) cm x 2-5 (-7) mm, subacute to subobtuse, sometimes cucullate, distinctly veined, purplish-pink to bright rose-purple, almost white toward base, upper side sometimes with short white stripe, without lamellae. Outer stamens 6-10 (-11) mm, inner 8-11 (-15) mm; filaments glabrous, white, occasionally flushed purplish-pink, deep greenish-yellow at base; anthers 1.5-2 (-3) mm, usually purplish-brown to -black, occasionally greyish-yellow; pollen yellow. Styles white, straight; stigmas punctiform. Capsules at ground level or occasionally subterranean, ellipsoid-oblong to ellipsoid, 1-1.8 x 0.9-1.3 cm, obtuse, sometimes hirsute.