985.000 Bulbine Wolf

Description of the genus

Erect perennial herbs. Roots wiry or fusiform. Leaves subterete or flattened, glabrous or ciliate on the margins, ± fleshy. Inflorescence a [?simple], many-flowered raceme. Bracts membranous, persistent. Pedicels not articulated. Flowers bright yellow. Perianth segments free, all 1-nerved. Filaments densely long-hairy. Ovary sessile. Capsule subspherical to oblong-ovoid. Seeds (in ours) pyramidal, sharply 3-angled, sometimes winged.

Worldwide: 50 species in tropical and S Africa with a few in Australia

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Bulbine abyssinica

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica A. Rich.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
capitata Poelln.W
favosa (Thunb.) Schult. & Schult. f.E
latifolia (L.f.) Roem. & Schult. f.C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bulbine:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bulbine
Flora of Mozambique: Bulbine
Flora of Zambia: Bulbine

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bulbine
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bulbine
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bulbine
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bulbine
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bulbine
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bulbine

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Bulbine.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=333, retrieved 30 August 2014

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