Plant with hysteranthous leaves, inflorescence up to 250 mm high but usually nearer 100 mm. Tuber depresso-globose to irregularly-shaped, 20 mm long and 15 mm diameter; skin light brown, interior white, growing point lateral with a groove for the shoot. Old leaf sheaths up to 60 mm long and 2 mm diameter, light silvery-brown, membranous. Leaf erect, solitary or rarely 2-3 from separate growing points; contemporary leaf sheath exserted up to 35 mm, reddish towards the base, green above, with few to numerous short curly hairs, occasionally glabrous; lamina narrowly oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, apiculate, up to 47 mm long and 8 mm wide, glaucous green, glabrous; margin red. Peduncular bract exserted about 3 mm, with apicall-2 mm not sheathing, retrorse, becoming membranous. Peduncle up to 90 mm long, wiry, less than 1 mm diameter, green with red streaking. Raceme narrowly conical, up to 160 mm long and 30 mm wide, with 6-40 flowers. Bracts broadly ovate, acute, semi-amplexicaul, about 1 mm long, membranous. Pedicels erecto-patent, 4-12 mm long, light green. Flowers spreading to recurved, up to 6 mm diameter. Tepals sub-equal, connate for nearly 1 mm, white with a green midnerve, overlaid with red streaking; outer tepals oblong obtuse, 4 mm long, 1.0-1.3 mm wide, inner narrowly obovate, acute, 3.8 mm long, 1.5 mm at the widest part. Filaments erect, equal, filiform, apiculate, 1.3 mm long, white; anthers less than 1 mm long. Ovary ovoid, 1.5 mm long and 1.0-1.3 mm wide, white. Style slender, 1 mm long. Capsule turbinate, 3-4 mm long.