Bulb elongate, ovoid, with a persistent membranous tunic, enclosed in remains of old leaves, with filiform stolons. Stem 5-15 (-40) cm. Basal leaves usually 2, 7-20(- 30) cm, filiform, usually exceeding the stem; cauline leaves 2-4(-5), linear to linear-lanceolate, the lower 12-25 x 1-2 mm, the upper subtending the pedicels, bract-like, shorter and wider. Pedicels 20-25 mm. Perianth-segments 9-15 mm, white with reddish or purplish veins, obtuse or rounded at the apex. Capsule globose.
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