herbs with tunicate bulbs. Leaves few, simple, linear or lorate, appearing with
or after the flowers. Flowers solitary, within a spathe-like bract at the top
of a long, fistular scape. Perianth funnelform, straight or somewhat declinate,
tube short or long, tepals 6, in 2 series of 3 each, united at base. Stamens 6,
adnate to perianth base, filaments long, anthers linear, dorsifixed. Carpels 3,
connate to 3-celled ovary, ovules many, style long, stigma 3-lobed. Fruit a
capsule, subglobose or depressed. Seeds black, slightly flattened.