1011.000 Bowiea Harv. ex Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Bulbous, perennial herbs. Leaves 1-few, filiform, soon caducous. Stem (inflorescence) usually climbing, bright green or glaucous, copiously and intricately branched; branches reflexed-spreading. succulent, green. Bracts minute, spurred. Flowers very numerous, green, yellowish-green or white, diurnal. Perianth segments 6, lobes spreading or reflexed, remaining attached to base of capsule in fruit. Capsule subspherical to conical, loculicidal. Seeds flattened, black, shiny.

Worldwide: 1 species in southern and East Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Bowiea volubilis

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volubilis Harv. ex Hook. f.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bowiea:

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Flora of Malawi: Bowiea
Flora of Mozambique: Bowiea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bowiea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bowiea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bowiea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bowiea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bowiea
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iNaturalist: Bowiea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bowiea
JSTOR Plant Science: Bowiea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bowiea
Plants of the World Online: Bowiea
Tropicos: Bowiea
Wikipedia: Bowiea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Bowiea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=344, retrieved 25 June 2024

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