Plants 5–50 cm high, with fusiform bulbs and without rhizomes; bulbs covered in dry, brown or black, soft or stiff fibres, these 0.5–3 cm long. Leaves present when flowering, uniform, as long as or longer than plant height. Inflorescences lax or dense, with 4–50 flowers.Flowers 1.5–3 mm long. Pedicels elongated at fruiting time, 2–10 mm long, diverging at angles of 45° or 45–90° from the infructescence axis, not or only slightly curved inwards towards the apex. Infructescences 2–20 cm long. Fruits narrowly to very narrowly ovoid, 4–10(–12) mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, turning dark or black at fruit maturity. Mericarps linear, connate at the carpophore; tips not or only slightly curved outwards.