Plants with chlorophyll, semi-mycotrophic, flowering when 8-24 cm tall. Stems green, slender. Basal rosette leaves few, triangular-lanceolate, 0.5-1.4 cm × 2-3 mm. Cauline leaves linear, 5-15 × 1.5-3 mm. Inflorescences (1-)3-5(-8)-flowered; bracts lanceolate, ca. 5 mm. Flowers subsessile, bluish purple, 0.9-1.4 cm. Perianth tube 6-7.5 mm; wings conspicuous, 2-3 mm wide; outer tepals narrowly triangular, 1.5-3 mm, margin double and shallow; inner tepals lanceolate, 1-2 mm, margin single. Stamens with short filament, basally adnate to perianth tube; connectives with 2 apical crests but lacking a pendent basal spur. Ovary ellipsoid, 3-7 mm. Capsule obovoid. Seeds ellipsoid. Fl. and fr. Oct-Nov.