Bulb ovoid, invested by membranous leaf- bases. Stem 40-60 cm. Lower leaves 30-60 cm x 2-6 mm, the upper shorter and wider and merging gradually into the spathes. Flowers 2-3, bluish-violet, with deeper violet veins and yellowish centre to the falls; pedicels 50-60 mm; spathes 60-90 mm, herbaceous, with a narrow scarious margin. Hypanthial tube 5-7 mm. Falls 35-45 x 12-20 mm, glabrous; limb ovate-orbicular; claw c. 6 mm wide, somewhat longer than limb. Standards 7-14 x 1-2 mm, greenish. Seeds semicircular, compressed, yellowish.