herbs with tunicate bulbs. Leaves basal, ensiform or lorate, flowering stem
solid. Inflorescence umbellate, involucres large and broad. Flowers pedicellate
or sessile. Perianth actinomorphic or slightly zygomorphic, salverform or
subsalverform, tube long, straight or incurved upward, lobes 6, oblong,
linear-lanceolate. Stamens 6, inserted at throat of perianth tube, filaments
free, filiform, suberect to declinate, anthers linear or oblong-linear, dorsifixed.
Carpels 3, connate in a 3-celled ovary, ovules 2 to many per locule, style
slender, slightly decumbent, stigma subcapitate, very small. Fruit an
irregularly subglobose capsule, membranous or coriaceous, dehiscing
irregularly. Seeds orbicular or angular, few, large.