Bulb spherical without bulbils. Stem 25-60 cm smooth. Leaves glaucous, 4-5 , alternate, linear-lanceolate, lowest 9.5 × 1.2 cm, with a single bract leaf, 4.5 × 0.3 cm. Leaves on unflowered bulbs ovate-lanceolate up to 6.5 × 3.5 cm. Flowers single, narrowly conical, segments dark brown-black with occasional small light spots, sometimes with a yellowish distal margin, untessellated, 20 × 8 mm. Nectary indistinct, greenish, at the base of the perigone, 3-4×2 mm. Filaments greenish white, 10 mm. Anthers dark brown. Style clavate, trifurcate, undivided, 8 × 1.5 mm papillose. Capsule unwinged.
Growing in partial to deep shade of large Pinus brutia Ten. trees, in deep leaf mould soil amongst limestone rocks. 225-500 m.