Bulb up to 2 cm diam., sometimes with bulblets. Stem 7-20 cm, smooth. Leaves 5-12, usually 6-8; lowest 2-6 x 0.7-1.8 cm, oblanceolate to ovate, usually opposite; bract leaves 1-4 cm, usually in a whorl of 3, sometimes opposite or solitary. Flowers 1-2; perianth narrowly campanulate, outside glaucous-green to yellowish-green, sometimes with purple markings, inside greenish-yellow; outer segments 1.7-2.7 x 0.5-0.7 cm, oblong, acute, inner 0.7-1.2 cm broad, obovate, cuneate. Nectaries 3 x 1 mm,lanceolate, brown or green, at base of perianth. Filaments 5-9 mm, slender, papillose. Style 7-10 mm, slender, straight-sided, smooth. Capsule usually with 6 wings, 10 mm broad, tapering towards base. Fl. 3-5. Pinus brutia forest, Quercus coccifera scrub, 100-1200 m.
Endemic. E. Medit. element.