Corm ovoid-globose, asymmetric when mature, 8–18 mm in width × 11–19 mm in length ; roots emerge from one side. Corm tunics coriaceous to membranous, split into narrow bands or triangles from base, rings absent; neck narrow sharp triangular teeth, 1.79–4.52 mm long . Cataphylls 2-3, white, dried cataphylls white. Prophyll absent. Bract and bracteole present, conspicuous, silvery white. Leaves synanthous, 3–8, usually 5 , green, elongate lanceolate, 0.84–3.06 mm in width at broadest , white stripe usually 1/2 of leaf diameter, 0.33–1.07 mm , without ribs, glabrous. Perianth tube creamy white with purple stripes. Flowers star-shaped, perigone segments elliptic, obtuse to subacute, outer segments 19–30 mm long , 4–9 mm wide . Inner segments 20–28 mm long and 5–10 mm wide . Segments purple on inside, outer segments dull lilac-white on abaxial side with three distinct purple stripes and featherings, inner segments purple, sometimes with one inconspicuous purple stripe and featherings. Throat bright yellow, glabrous. Filaments creamy, 3–6 mm long , glabrous, anthers 9–14 mm long , pale yellow, connective white. Styles orange, many branched, with long branches 5–10 mm long . Styles always longer than stamens . Mature capsule and seed not observed. Flowering February. Chromosome number 2n = 2x = 8 .