Bulbous herbs. Leaves radical, sessile or subpetiolate. Inflorescences umbellate, many-to 2-flowered, with 2 spathes. Flowers white. Stamens inserted in the throat, basally connected by a thin membrane (false corona) which is entire to deeply incised between the filaments. Ovary with 1-9 ovules near the bottom of each cell; Fruits fleshy, finally rupturing laterally. Seeds spongy, green.