Flowers (1–) 2–7; bracts 2–8, round to acutely ovate, usually castaneous-brown at centre, 1–2.4 mm long; pedicels 0.5–2.2 (–2.5) mm long. Tepals narrowly to broadly lanceolate, with inner usually longer than the outer by up to 0.7 mm, acute to acuminate, rarely obtuse; central band usually turning reddish with darker red or brown or black at the sides and apex. Capsule ovoid to ellipsoid or oblong, to 0.5 mm shorter (less often to 0.3 mm longer) than tepals, (1.6–) 2–3.8 mm long. 2n = 32, fide B.J.Ertter, Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 39: 27 (1986). Fig. 59.