Description of the genus
Bulbous plants. Leaves sessile, distichous, strap-shaped and obtuse, arranged in a fan. Scape solid with flowers subtended by 2 free bracts. Flowers with pedicels considerably elongating in fruit, funnel-shaped, with tube shorter than segments. Ovary triquetrous. Capsule with 1 fleshy, spherical seed.
Worldwide: 6 species in southern and eastern Africa
Other sources of information about Boophone:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): BoophoneFlora Zambesiaca
web site: BoophoneGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for BoophoneIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): BoophoneKew Herbarium catalogue
: BoophoneKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Boophone.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=363, retrieved 19 May 2013