Baeometra uniflora, the beetle lily, is the only member of its genus. It is a cormous perennial of the southern parts of the Western Cape where it grows on damp sandstone and granite slopes.
Several narrow leaves clasp the erect stem. Flowers grow in a spike during late winter and spring. The flowers are yellow to orange inside the tepals, brick-red on the outside and dark inside the base of the flower.
The plant is believed to be poisonous and may cause stock losses (Manning, 2007).