Stem erect, 3-10 cm tall. Leaves 5-7, oblong, abruptly contracted at tip, to 20 cm long, 10-20 mm wide. Flowers 2-6 in a crowded spike, fragrant; spring. Spathe oval, 16-30 cm long, green, densely hairy. Bracteoles fully united. Perianth tube about 15 mm long; segments equal, blue to mauve, the lower lateral segments with a yellow or white patch.
Coastal S Africa from the Cape to Piketburg.
Source: (2005). Iridaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.