Stem large, distincly protruding beneath the bulb. Roots thick, branched. Bulb leaves formed by cataphylls and bases of foliage leaves of 4 vegetation periods. Raceme solitary, dense, on stout scape. Bracts large, prophylls minute, only occasionally present. Tepals whitish, greenish, green with purple margin or purple, remaining succulent until fruiting stage. Filaments triangular to filiform, connate at base, forming a short tube with perigone. Anthers yellow, green, short. Ovary ovoid, locules 6-7 -ovulate. Pistil ca. 5 mm long. Capsule papyraceous, ± trialate. Seeds ovoid, brown. Cotyledon short, hypogeal, followed by 1 foliage leaf.