Bulbous herbs. Leaves radical, petioled, subcircular to elliptic, with numerous parallel nerves. Inflorescences umbellate, many-flowered; Flowers pedicellate, white. Stamens inserted in the throat, basally connected by a membrane (false corona) which is deeply bilobed between the filaments and shorter than the perigone; Ovary with 2 ovules in each cell; Fruits dry or slightly fleshy, rupturing irregularly. Seeds globose, green.
In Australia 3 species, two of them also indigenous in Malesia.