Perennial, bulbous, glabrous herb. Roots thin. Bulb ovoid with a tunic of papery scales. Leaves basal, linear to lanceolate. Inflorescence scapose raceme. Flowers bracteate, pedicellate; bracts with marked nerves, slightly longer than the pedicel. Perianth tubular, outer and inner perianth lobes united variously. Stamens 6, epiphyllous, filaments short, attached to the throat of the perianth tube, anthers introse. Ovary trilocular, locule 20-ovulate, style short, straight, stigma 3-lobed. Capsule subglobose, loculicidally 3-valved. Seeds 6-20 per locule, compressed, orbicular, black.