Plants cormatose without scale leaves; coat brownish. Leaves radical, narrowly to broadly linear. Scape subsessile to sessile. Flowers hypogynous, hermaphrodite. Perianth of 6 tepals, united to form a tube or split to the base. Stamens 6, inserted at the bases of the perianth segments, included; anthers extrorse. Carpels 3; ovary sessile, trilocular, styles 3, free to the base or united within the perianth tube; ovules many. Fruit capsular, dehiscence septicidal.