Plants with hysteranthous leaves, solitary, inflorescence up to 200 mm high. Tuber simple to multiple and irregularly-shaped, up to 25 mm long and 80 mm wide; skin leathery, peeling, interior pinkish-red; growing point basal to lateral, up to nine on a multiple tuber. Old leaf sheaths up to 100 mm long and 10 mm in diameter, grey-brown, membranous. Leaf one per growing point, rigid, erect; contemporary leaf sheath narrowed abruptly at ground level above old sheaths, exserted about 10 mm, up to 2.5 mm wide, whitish pink becoming deep pink towards the lamina, minutely hispid; lamina broadly elliptic to ovate, up to 65 mm long and 35 mm wide, both surfaces glaucous green, glabrous, softly coriaceous; with 5-7 prominent veins; margin smooth. Peduncular bract barely exserted, mainly sheathing but 1-2 mm at the apex recurved, membranous, brown. Peduncle 75 mm long, less than 1 mm in diameter, green with a glaucous bloom. Raceme lax, up to 100 mm long and 55 mm wide, with 16-20 flowers. Bracts triangular, 1 mm, membranous, white with a dark midnerve. Pedicels up to 40 mm long, very wiry, arcuate, pale green. Flowers triangular in outline, about 12 mm in diameter. Tepals dimorphic, white with a broad, light green midnerve, basally connate for less than 1 mm; the outer spreading with a recurved apex, narrowly elliptic, attenuate, 6.5 mm long and 2.5 mm wide, the inner erect but not obscuring the stamens, broadly spathulate with a fimbriate apex, 6 mm long and 3 mm wide. Filaments dimorphic, white, outer basally adnate to the tepals for 1 mm, then ovate, apiculate 1.5 mm long, 1.3 mm wide, inner basally adnate to tepals for 2 mm then narrowly triangular, 1.5 mm long, 1 mm wide. Ovary globose to ovoid 1.5 mm long, 1.3 mm wide, green. Style cylindrical, 1.5 mm long, white.