Bulbs small. Roots thin. Bulb leaves imbricate or vaginate, lasting ca. 2 vegetation periods. Raceme lax on solitary scape. Rachis nodding in bud stage, erect at anthesis. Pedicels erect in bud stage, incurved at anthesis, erect in fruit. Flowers green or brown, occasionally ± yellow, reddish, brown, or white at the tip of the inner tepals. Tepals connate for 2/3, free lobes reflexed and occasionally apically with a ± long, rounded spur, inner tepals not spurred, occasionally forming an additional tube. Filaments flat, inserted in the perigone tube; anthers large. Ovary oblong, locules 20-ovulate. Style ± short. Capsule compact. Seeds compressed, orbicular, black. Cotyledon epigeal, followed by 1 foliage leaf.