Zoë 4: 159. 1893.
Bulbs 2.5–3 cm, tunic white to brown, with membranous scales. Leaves 1 cm × 2–5 mm, margins undulate. Panicles 1–4 dm, branches few. Flowers diurnal, occurring singly along inflorescence axis; tepals recurved, deep blue to purple, subrotate, 5–7 mm; stamens ca. equal to tepals; anthers yellow, 1 mm; pollen yellow; style exserted, especially in old flowers, 5–6 mm; pedicel slender, 4–10 mm, typically longer than perianth. Capsules 3 mm.
Varieties 2 (2 in the flora).
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