J.Gay ex M.Roem., Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 4: 25 (1847)
Bulb 7-10 mm in diameter. Leaves 12-25 cm x 1-2.5 mm, narrowly linear, well-developed at anthesis. Scape 15-27 cm, fairly slender. Umbel of 1-4 flowers; spathe 15-25 mm, 2-valved; longest pedicel usually exceeding the spathe. Perianth segments 8-11 mm, white, not apiculate. Style filiform, shorter than the stamens. Seeds without strophiole. 2n = 16.