Adult bulb above ground, without foliage leaves. Roots thick, branched. Bulb Leaves greenish, vaginate. Bases of cataphylls lasting several vegetation periods. Inflorescence green, thin, twining, scape strongly branched. Flowers dioecious or monoecious. Tepals greenish, reflexed, drying and persisting. Filaments short, narrowly triangular. Ovary semi-inferior, green, locules ca. 5-ovulate. Style short. Capsule papyraceous. Seeds black, oblong, compressed. Cotyledon epigeal, followed by 1 foliage leaf.