Marloth ex P.L.Perry, S. African J. Bot. 55: 99 (1989)
Plants with hysteranthous leaves, clump-forming, inflorescence up to 150 mm high. Tuber small, irregularly-shaped, 22 mm long, 7 mm diameter at the widest part, frequently with horizontal stolons up to 50 mm long, 8 mm diameter, the growing point at one end but also smaller swellings along the length bearing young leaves; skin pale brown, interior pale pink with brown patches towards the growing point. Old leaf sheaths up to 65 mm long, 3 mm wide, brown, membranous. Leaf one per growing point; contemporary leaf sheath barely exserted or up to 8 mm long, 1.5 mm in diameter, reddish-brown; lamina prostrate to sub-erect, broadly ovate-cordate, apiculate, dark green above, paler below, 22 mm wide, 23 mm from apex to depression, glabrous except for a few short transparent hairs on the abaxial surface towards the base; margin ciliate. Peduncular bract reaching ground level, recurved, apex reddish-green, about 1 mm free. Peduncle up to 75 mm long, 1 mm diameter, purple at the base, bright green above. Raceme up to 80 mm long, 22 mm wide, 2-11 flowers. Bracts triangular, transparent, membranous, semi-amplexicaul, sometimes somewhat saccate. Pedicels up to 15 mm at fruiting, less at anthesis, erecto-patent, glaucous. Flowers triangular in outline, 12 mm in diameter. Tepals dimorphic, white with a green midnerve and faint red striations, basally connate for less than 1 mm; outer tepals spreading, elliptic with attenuate apex, 5.5 mm long, 1.5 mm wide; inner tepals erect, partially open revealing the anthers, lanceolate, 4.5 mm long, 1.8 mm at widest, with a fimbriate connivent apex. Filaments dimorphic, pale yellow, outer broadly lanceolate, 2 mm long, inner subulate, basally adnate to the tepals for more than 1 mm; anthers turquoise blue. Ovary globose, 1 mm long, 1 mm wide, green. Style more than 1 mm long, white.