Plants with hysteranthous leaves, solitary, inflorescence up to 330 mm high. Tuber pyriform to irregularly-shaped, warty with roots arising from the centre of rounded warts, up to 80 mm long, 40 mm wide; skin light brown, interior pink to reddish-pink with colourless vesicles; growing point basal to lateral. Old leaf sheaths up to 80 mm long and 15 mm at the widest near the apex, membranous to fibrous, light greyish-brown, loose and somewhat bristly at ground level. Leaf solitary, erect; contemporary leaf sheath exserted up to 60 mm, 1 mm diameter, light green to darkish red, glabrous, central groove becoming indistinct in the upper part; lamina narrowly lanceolate or elliptic-attenuate, up to 160 mm long, 25 mm wide, both surfaces glaucous green, glabrous. Peduncular bract exserted up to 7 mm or hidden by sheaths, fleshy, reddish-brown, striated especially near the base; apical2 mm free, acute, recurved. Peduncle up to 85 mm long, 1.5 mm diameter, glabrous, glaucous green. Raceme very lax, up to 210 mm long, 110 mm wide, with up to 40 flowers. Bracts triangular, attenuate, membranous, whitish with a dark midnerve. Pedicels lowest up to 90 mm at anthesis, shorter nearer the apex, erecto-patent, arcuate. Flowers from above triangular, 13-14 mm diameter when fully opened in sunlight. Tepals dimorphic, white with an olive green midnerve and slight red striations near the apex; outer spreading, narrowly elliptic, attenuate, apex connivent, 5 mm long and 2 mm wide; inner erect surrounding the stamens, spathulate with a connivent fimbriate apex, 4.5 mm long, 2.3 mm wide. Filaments dimorphic, white, outer broadly lanceolate, 2 mm long, 1.5 mm at widest, inner adnate to the base of the tepal for 1 mm then rectangular for 1.5 mm abruptly narrowing to a 0.8 mm neck supporting the anther; anther yellow. Ovary globose, 2 mm long, 2 mm wide, green. Style cylindrical, 2.8 mm long, white. Capsule turbinate, emarginate, trilobed, the lobes usually developed unevenly, up to 6 mm long, 4 mm wide.