Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, 0.3-2 m high. Fl. black/brown-black/yellow-brown, Oct to Dec or Jan. White, grey or yellow sand, laterite, sandy clay. Dry and seasonally wet sites.
Leaves round (leaves terete) or elliptical (leaves compressed), 120-590 mm long, 1-5 mm wide; bristles or hairs on the leaf margin absent; hairs on the surface of the leaf absent (leaf surfaces glabrous). Scape present, glabrous, 650-775 mm long. Inflorescence subtended by a bract 25-45 mm long, with several flowers; floral bracts 5-9 mm long; pedicels present, 2-2.5 mm long; flowers 11-14 mm long. Perianth glabrous, radially symmetrical, uniformly coloured, yellow, red or reddish-brown to purple, black, brown or yellowish brown, clearly with three inner and three outer tepals, the inner segments 8-11 mm long. Stamens three, in one level; filaments 1-1.2 mm long; anther 2-2.7 mm long, without an appendage. Style 10-12 mm long. Flowers in January, October, November or December. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Avon Wheatbelt, Jarrah Forest, Warren and Esperance IBRA bioregion(s), of the South-west Botanical Province.