C.Brullo, Brullo & Pasta, Edinburgh J. Bot. 66: 66 (2009)
Bulb ovoid, 1-3 cm diam.; outer tunic brownish. Leaves 4-8, ± procumbent, longer than inflorecence, elongating further during flowering, up to 30 cm x 1.5 mm, filiform to linear, flat, dark green, ciliate, veins sometimes papillose-scabrid beneath. Scapes 1-3, 2.5-17 cm at anthesis, suffused reddish-purple at base. Inflorescence subspicate, 5-13-flowered. Flowers subsessile, erect-ascending. Bracts to 5 mm, shortly bilobed at apex, spuned at base. Perianth cylindrical-campanulate, 7-12 mm; segments narrowly elliptic-oblong, 2-3 times as long as tube, 2-3 mm broad, spreading-recurved, mucronate, pale blue. Filaments connate and adnate to perianth tube for 2/3 their length; free parts triangular, flattened, with distinct 0.5 mm tooth on each side; anther 1.5-2 mm, bluish-violet. Ovules 4 per loculus; style cylindrical, 2.5 mm. Capsule 3-winged chartaceous; valves broadly elliptic-subreniform, c. 7 x 10 mm, emarginate-truncate at apex. Seeds pyriform, 3-3.5 x c. 2 mm, smooth, shiny, black.