Plants with hysteranthous leaves, solitary, foliage up to 70 mm high, inflorescence 30 mm. Tuber pyriform, up to 35 mm high and 15 mm wide; skin light brown, interior white; growing point basal, with a lateral groove for the shoot. Old leaf sheaths 30-35 mm long, about 2 mm diameter, light brown, membranous when young becoming darker with age. Leaf solitary, erect; contemporary leaf sheath terete, exserted up to 70 mm, 1.0-1.5 mm diameter, shiny, dark maroon, almost black, glabrous; lamina greatly reduced, broadly ovate-cordate, up to 7 mm long and 7 mm wide, apex retrorse, glaucous green; enations few (4-7), terete, irregularly 2-4 times branched, up to 45 mm long and barely 1 mm diameter, apex pointed, mucronate; lamina and enations entirely glabrous. Peduncular bract barely reaching ground level, non-sheathing for l-2 mm, apex retrorse, somewhat fleshy, whitish with red streaking towards the apex. Peduncle 20 mm long, 1 mm diameter, glaucous green with dark purplish-red streaking. Raceme compact, about 12 mm long and 13 mm wide, with about 7 flowers. Bracts ovate attenuate, 1.0-1.5 mm long, membranous, transparent with a brown midnerve. Pedicels 2-3 mm long, erecto-patent. Flowers triangular in outline, up to 7 mm diameter. Tepals dimorphic, connate at the base only, white with a green midnerve and red streaking surrounding the midnerve; outer tepals spreading, narrowly elliptic-attenuate to linear, 4 mm long and 1.5 mm wide, inner erect, lanceolate, apex denticulate and curved over the anthers. Filaments adnate nearly 1 mm up the tepals, sub-equal, triangular, 2 mm long and barely 1 mm wide, bright orange. Ovary subglobose to ovoid, 1.5 mm long and wide, green. Style cylindrical, 1.5 mm long, white.