Marloth ex P.L.Perry, S. African J. Bot. 55: 85 (1989)
Plants with hysteranthous leaves, solitary, inflorescence up to 250 mm high. Tuber pyriform to irregularly-shaped with rounded lobes, up to 45 mm long, 25 mm wide; skin light brown, interior white; growing point basal to lateral. Old leaf sheaths up to 80 mm long, 5 mm diameter, brown, membranous. Leaf solitary, prostrate and adpressed; contemporary leaf sheath not exserted; lamina broadly orbicular-cordate, up to 25 mm from apex to sheath insertion and 35 mm from apex to lobes, up to 45 mm wide, fleshy, green, glabrous except for a 1 mm wide submarginal collar of dense, white curly hairs on the adaxial surface. Peduncular bract exserted 2-3 mm, upper 1 mm free, apex attenuate, recurved, reddish-green. Peduncle 110 mm long, 1 mm diameter, very pale green with red markings and a grey bloom, glabrous. Raceme lax, up to 140 mm long, 55 mm wide, with up to 14 flowers. Bracts triangular, less than 1 mm long, colourless, membranous. Pedicels lower at anthesis up to 28 mm long, upper gradually becoming shorter, patent, sometimes arcuate. Flowers basally cup-shaped, triangular in outline from above, about 10 mm diameter. Tepals dimorphic, basally connate for 2 mm, white with a very pale green midnerve, overlaid with red striations; outer spreading in the upper part, narrowly lanceolate, apical 1-2 mm somewhat twisted, 5-6 mm long, 2 mm wide; inner erect, lanceolate with more than 1 mm of the apical part recurved and fimbriate, 5 mm long, 2.5 mm wide. Filaments arising 2 mm up the tepals, narrowly lanceolate, arched and narrowed towards the anther, 1 mm long, 0.8 mm wide, the inner filaments slightly narrower, pale yellowish with purple blotches; anthers purple. Ovary ovoid to globose, 1.5 mm long, 1.5 mm wide, strongly purple blotched. Style cylindrical, 1 mm long, white.