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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to S. Africa.
Bowiea volubilis

[FTEA]

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

Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence up to ± 6 m. long with green branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels ± 2-5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsules 9-25 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flattened, up to 10 mm. long.

Native to:

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

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2011 De Block [228], Kenya K000524309
Napier, E.R. [1346], Kenya K000257006
Napier, E.R. [1346], Kenya K000257005

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

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Stedje, B. (1996). Hyacinthaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-32.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Agnew, A.D.Q. & Agnew, S., Upland Kenya Wild Flowers, ed. 2: 318, t. 146 (1994) .
  • Baker in Fl. Cap. 6: 367 (1896).
  • Bruyns & Vosa in Caryologia 40: 291 (1987).
  • Hook.f. in Bot. Mag. 93, t. 5619 (1867).
  • Polhill in Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24: 9 (1962).
  • Verdc. & Trump, Common Poisonous Pl. E. Afr.: 175 (1969).

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