Plants with hysteranthous leaves, solitary, inflorescence up to 500 mm high. Tuber pyriform to irregular in shape, 50 mm long and 35 mm wide; skin tough, smooth, fawn, interior white; growing point basal to lateral. Old leaf sheaths up to 60 mm long, 8 mm wide, membranous, brown. Leaf solitary, suberect; contemporary leaf sheath exserted for 50-60mm, 3 mm diameter, terete, reddish-purple, glabrous, merging into the involute base of the lamina; lamina broadly elliptic to lanceolate, expanded part up to 140 mm long and 90 mm wide, adaxial surface bright green, abaxially paler, coriaceous, glabrous; margin entire. Peduncular bract exserted up to 55 mm, lower part sheathing, up to 4mm diameter, red; non-sheathing part leaf-like, broadly ovate, acute, up to 25 mm long, 18 mm wide, green, entirely glabrous. Peduncle up to 450 mm long and 2-3 mm diameter, basally red tinged, glaucous green above, glabrous. Raceme cylindrical to narrowly conical, up to 160 mm long, and 30 mm wide, with 20-50 flowers. Bracts sub-ovate, acuminate, somewhat saccate, 1 mm long, membranous, colourless. Pedicels up to 10 mm long, 0.5 mm diameter, erecto-patent, green. Flowers rotate, up to l 0 mm diameter. Tepals equal to sub-equal, about 5.5 mm long and 2 mm wide, narrowly oblong with an obtuse to rounded apex, or narrowly lanceolate to spathulate, white to very pale green with a darker green to brown midnerve. Filaments sub-equal, erect forming a ring round the ovary, 2.5-3.0 mm long and 1.2 mm wide, oblong, narrowing in the upper third to a 0.2 mm neck supporting the anther; anthers 0.8 mm long, green. Ovary ovoid to globose, 1.8 mm long and wide, bright green. Style cylindrical, 1.5 mm long, less than 0.5 mm wide, white. Capsule up to 9 mm long and wide, on a pedicel extended to 16 mm long, with persistent tepals. Seeds 2-3 mm long, brown, covered with silky hairs up to 7 mm long.