perennial herb with a creeping rootstock, stem erect. Leaves ensiform,
equitant. Inflorescence dichotomously branched, sheaths scarious. Flowers many
in each spathe, yellowish to orange, perianth 6-lobed, petaloid, tube very
short, rather wide, lobes oblong, spreading, subequal. Stamens inserted at the
base of the perianth segments, free, filaments filiform, anthers linear,
basifixed. Carpels 3, connate in an obovoid, 3-locular ovary, style 1, slender,
3-lobed at apex. Fruit obovoid capsule, membranous, 3-nerved, valves reflexed.
Seeds sub-globose, testa lax, shining, fleshy within.