Bulb globose, 20–30 mm in diameter. Outer tunics papery, ivory-brown; middle tunics membranous, creamy; inner tunics transparent, membranous. Leaves 4–6, subpatent, falcate in appearence, linear–lanceolate, 15–20 cm × 5–10 mm, longer than scape, canaliculate, glaucous, margin distinctly scabrid, apex acute-obtuse. Scape stout, glaucous, 15–20 cm, shorter than leaves or rarely equalling them. Raceme lax, cylindrical, 8–12 × 3–5 cm, 40–60 flowered. Pedicels of fertile flowers stout, horizontally-subpatent, 12–15 mm, longer 1.5–2 × than perigone, not obviously elongated in fruit . Fertile flowers in bud greenish, at anthesis narrowly oblong-obconical, 9–11 × 3–4 mm, glaucous greenish ivory, shoulders sharply angled; lobes blackish, recurved, 0.5 mm. Outer filaments 1 mm; inner filaments 1 mm; anther blackish, 1–1.5 mm. Pollen yellow. Ovary ovate, 2.5 mm, style 1 mm, stigma punctate. Pedicels of sterile flowers pale violaceous, horizontal to ascending, 10–20 mm, longer at least × 1.5–2 than sterile flowers. Sterile flowers narrowly tubular, 3–9 mm, whitish-pale violaceous with brownish-black apical lobes, deflexed. Capsule ovate to orbicular, trilobed, acute-obtuse, 12–18 × 10–15 mm, glaucous, valves strongly compressed. Seeds 2 per capsule, 2.5 mm wide, ovoid, rugose, black.