- Flowers actinomorphic, those of basal cincinnus bisexual, others male or bisexual.
- Flowers axillary, lateral or terminal, usually borne in a cincinnus, rarely in a raceme or solitary, bisexual, actinomorphic, 4- or 5-merous.
- The one or two capsules produced in each cincinnus emerge from nearly closed flowers. No open flowers have been observed by the present authors.
- bracts similar to leaves, becoming smaller toward apex of cincinnus.
- bracts each subtending a cincinnus of flowers, or flowers replaced by bulblets;
- bracts (when present) open to base, rarely hooded, each subtending 1 flower or a cincinnus of 2 to many flowers;