Description of the genus
Herbs, smelling strongly of onions. Rootstock a rhizome or bulb. Flowers in umbels, subtended by 2 spathe-like bracts, borne on a solitary peduncle. Perianth segments united into a tube for about half their length; mouth of tube with a fleshy corona which is cylindric or composed of 3 free scales. Capsule loculicidal. Seeds numerous, triangular, black.
Derivation of name: After Rijk Tulbagh (1699-1771), a Dutch governor of the Cape of Good Hope
Worldwide: 22 species in tropical and S Africa
Other sources of information about Tulbaghia:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Tulbaghia pageFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): TulbaghiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: TulbaghiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for TulbaghiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): TulbaghiaKew Herbarium catalogue
: TulbaghiaKew 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: Tulbaghia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=371, retrieved 19 June 2013