Perennial herb to 70 cm high. Corms 1–4 cm wide, developing new corms each year. Leaf folded, ribbed, linear, to 1 m long, extended and drooping above the flowers. Angular red brown seeds, about 2 mm long, in narrow-cylindrical capsules 2.5–5 cm long, splitting from the apex into 3 parts
Cape tulipHomeria spp.