Plants with hysteranthous leaves, solitary, inflorescence up to 375 mm high. Tuber simple, pyriform to irregularly cylindrical, 38 mm long and 20 mm wide; skin dark greyish-brown and roughish in the older part, interior pale to deep pink; growing point basal to lateral with a groove for the shoot. Old leaf sheaths up to 40 mm long, and 10 mm wide, light brown, membranous to fibrous. Leaf solitary, erect; contemporary leaf sheath exserted up to 20 mm, 1-2mm diameter, terete, reddish-green, glabrous or with scattered very short hairs, grooved near the lamina; lamina lanceolate to elliptic, up to 60 mm long and 30 mm wide, glaucous green both surfaces, glabrous, coriaceous; margin yellowish or purplish-red and slightly involute towards the apex, sometimes with a few scattered short hairs. Peduncular bract exserted about 15 mm, sheathing part purple opening out to a green, ovate-acute blade 10 mm long and 6 mm wide, glabrous. Peduncle 200 mm long and 1 mm diameter, glaucous green. Raceme lax, conical, up to 120 mm long and 70 mm wide, with 10-21 flowers. Bracts triangular, lowest somewhat saccate, 1 mm long, membranous with a maroon midnerve. Pedicels lowest up to 40 mm long, arcuate. Flowers triangular in outline from above, buds globose. Tepals dimorphic, basally connate and green for 1 mm, white with a dark green midnerve overlaid with purple streaking covering the whole of the outer tepals; outer tepals half spreading with an involute apex, lanceolate, 5 mm long and 2 mm wide, inner erect with an involute apex but not connivent and stamens clearly exposed, broadly spathulate, 5 mm long and 2.5 mm wide. Filaments sub-equal, orange or white, the outer broadly ovate, narrowing abruptly to the anther and arched inwards, nearly 2 mm long and 1.5 mm wide near the base, the inner adnate for 1 mm at the base, slightly smaller; anthers nearly 1 mm long, pale purple. Ovary globose, 1.5 mm long and 1.8 mm diameter, green. Style cylindrical, 1.5 mm long.