Stems 6-13cm in height. Basal leaves solitary, linear to lanceolate, longer than stems. Cauline leaves two, shorter and broader. Flowers several, in umbellate clusters, on long pedicels, greenish or reddish-brown in bud, opening yellow, 2.6cm across or more, the tepals oblanceolate. Pakistan to central Nepal, on mountain slopes and in scrub at 2000-4300m. Bulbs form small clumps.