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Bowiea volubilis Harv. ex Hook. f. subsp. volubilis
Famille : Hyacinthaceae
Protologue : Bot. Mag. t. 5619 (1867)
Informations sur le genre : Bowiea
Basionyme : Bowiea volubilis Harv. ex Hook. f.
Statut pour SA : accepté (présent)
Statut pour TA : accepté (présent)
Synonyme(s) homotypique(s)
 Schizobasopsis volubilis (Harv. ex Hook. f.) J.F. Macbr. (1918)
 Bowiea volubilis Harv. ex Hook. f. (1867)
 Ophiobostryx volubilis (Harv. ex Hook. f.) Skeels
 Schizobasis volubilis (Harv. ex Hook. f.) Van Jaarsv.
Synonyme(s) hétérotypique(s)
=Schizobasopsis kilimandscharica (Mildbr.) Barschus
=Bowiea kilimandscharica Mildbr. (1934)
Ecologie et distribution
Afr. Trop.
Biologie : Deciduous herb; bulb above ground, spherical, 1,5-30 cm Ø, sometimes with paper-thin brownish skins, like an onion (“looks like a globe of green jade resting on the ground, sometimes camouflaged by a paper-thin, brownish covering resembling onion skins”, Handbook 184, Brooklyn Bot. Gard.: 40, 2006); leaves 1-2, short, linear, produced from the middle of the bulb and perishing early; inflorescence twining and climbing, 0,5-0,6 m long, much-branched, with green branches, leafless, bracts narrow, 3-5 mm long, with a short spur; flowers single; pedicels 2-10 cm long; tepals free, triangular with a rounded apex, 5-9x3,5 mm, green, whitish or yellowish green, reflexed or spreading, persistent in fruit; capsule ellipsoid, 8-25 mm long, apex pointed. All parts of the plant poisonous.
Ecologie : Overgreen bushland and woodland on rocky soils; rocky places with grass in soil pockets; slopes with Brachystegia; riverine forest; 300-2320 m alt. – The stems surround shrubby support; the bulbs grow in shade of bushes, partially covered with leaf litter, on steep rocky slopes.
Afr. Austr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte, Climber, Succulent- Ht 0.2 - 10 m. Alt: 365 - 2135 m. Distribution: EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP

Bibliographie pour l'Afrique Australe :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 21: t.815 (1941).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 540 (1966).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 83 (1997).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 54 (1997).
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