Deciduous; bulb subterranean, subglobose, tunicated; outer tunics papery and dark brown; roots slender. Leaves 2, contemporary with flowers, prostrate or spreading, oblong to broadly elliptic, clasping at base, smooth, subsucculent or thinly fleshy, uniformly green. Inflorescence a several-flowered, corymbose raceme borne at ground level; peduncle contracted; bracts narrowly lanceolate, green, not spurred, the uppermost sterile and forming a leafy coma; bracteoles lacking; pedicels short, suberect. Flowers greenish white, campanulate; tepals united into cup-shaped tube, suberect, lanceolate and caudate, persistent. Stamens suberect, filaments inserted at mouth of perianth tube, fused at base, lanceolate; anthers versatile; ovary ovoid; ovules several per locule; style terete and firm-textured, erect; stigma apical, penicillate. Capsule narrowly ovoid, remaining enclosed by perianth; seeds subglobose, black, testa tightly adhering.