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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical & S. Africa.
Bowiea volubilis

[FTEA]

Hyacinthaceae, Brita Stedje, Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Leaves 1-2, linear, perishing early
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence glabrous, much branched, twining and climbing, up to several m. long; bracts narrowly triangular with a short spur
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pedicellate, white or yellow to green
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments free, triangular with a rounded apex, reflexed or spreading, persistent and reflexed in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments free, narrowly triangular to filiform; anthers oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile, conical with many ovules in each locule; style slender, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ellipsoid with a pointed apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black and shiny, elongated and flattened or irregularly shaped.

Native to:

Angola, Cape Provinces, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Bowiea Harv. ex Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Mag. 93: t. 5619 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Stedje, B. (1996). Hyacinthaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-32.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker in Fl. Cap. 6: 367 (1896)
  • Bruyns & Vosa in Caryologia 40: 287-297 (1987), nom. conserv ., non Haw. (1824)
  • Jessop in Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 43: 312 (1977)
  • in Bot. Mag. 93, t. 5619 (1867)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0