Plants with hysteranthous leaves, solitary or clump forming, inflorescence up to 320 mm high. Tuber simple or with horizontally growing stolons, irregularly-shaped, up to 90 mm long and 40 mm wide; interior maroon-red often with darker vesicles; growing point basal to lateral with a groove for the shoot. Old leaf sheaths up to 50 mm long and 5 mm wide, becoming loose and up to 15 mm wide at ground level, light brown, membranous. Leaf solitary or in clumps, prostrate or sub-erect; contemporary leaf sheath exserted up to 30 mm and up to 4 mm diameter, green covered with golden, straight hairs, channelled; lamina ovate to orbicular cordate up to 60 mm from the apex to the depression and up to 70 mm wide, adaxial surface green glabrous or with a few scattered hairs, abaxial surface green suffused with red, covered with adpressed straight, silvery or golden hairs. Peduncular bract barely exserted, tipped reddish-brown. Peduncle up to 250 mm long, 2 mm diameter, glaucous green. Raceme lax, up to 200 mm long, 50 mm wide with up to 50 flowers. Bracts triangular, semi-amplexicaul, 1.5-2.0 mm 1ong, membranous, white with a reddish-brown midnerve, somewhat spurred. Pedicels lowest up to 65 mm long in flower, shorter above, arcuate, erecto-patent, glaucous. Flowers triangular, spreading up to 12 mm diameter. Tepals dimorphic, white with an olive-green midnerve overlaid with red striations, especially on the outer tepals and the apices; outer tepals spreading with a recurved apex, elliptic, 5 mm long and 2 mm wide, inner erect, spathulate with a crisped pinched-in apex, 5 mm long and 2 mm wide. Filaments adnate to the base of the tepals for 1 mm, white or bright yellow, broadly ovate, inner slightly longer; anthers pale green. Ovary globose to ovoid, 2 mm long and wide, pale green sometimes purple mottled. Style cylindrical, 1.5 mm long, white.