Plants without chlorophyll, holomycotrophic, flowering when 7-20 cm tall. Stems whitish, slender. Basal rosette leaves absent. Cauline leaves triangular, 1.5-3 × 1-2 mm. Inflorescences 1-4-flowered; bracts triangular-lanceolate, 2.5-3 mm. Flowers pedicellate to subsessile, whitish, 0.8-1.4 cm. Perianth tube 4.5-5.5 mm; wings conspicuous, 3-5.5 mm wide; outer tepals broadly oblong, ca. 2 mm, margin single; inner tepals absent. Stamens sessile; connectives with 2 apical crests and a pendent basal spur. Ovary globose to rhomboid, ca. 4 mm. Capsule subglobose. Seeds fusiform. Fl. and fr. Jul-Dec.