Evergreen, clump-forming; bulb epigeal, subglobose, tunicated; outer tunics dry and papery, brownish. Leaves several, linear, canaliculate, spreading, coriaceous, without cartilaginous margins. Inflorescence a lax, many-flowered raceme, usually with a side branch; peduncle decumbent; bracts small, lanceolate, membranous, not spurred; bracteoles solitary, inserted on alternating sides of pedicels at base; pedicels spreading. Flowers whitish to lilac, rotate, unscented; tepals fused at base, spreading with revolute margins, oblong-lanceolate, persistent; stamens suberect, filaments fused to base of tepals, fused at base, linear-lanceolate, anthers versatile; ovary subglobose and 3-lobed, shortly stipitate; ovules 2 per locule, pale greenish; style terete; stigma apical, penicillate. Capsule turbinate and deeply 3-lobed, on a short carpophore, dehiscing along top of each locule; seeds 1 per locule, subglobose, black, testa tightly adhering.