Bomarea Mirb.

Perennial rhizomatous herbs with tuber-tipped thin roots. Leaves annual on erect herbaceous stems, non-sheathing, obovate, stalked, leaf stalk twisted, inverting the leaf blade. Flowers narrowly bellshaped or more or less tubular, radially symmetrical, stalked. Inflorescence a terminal, branched, many-flowered umbel.Tepals 3+3, free, at least some conspicuously spotted or striped. Stamens 3+3, equalling tepals. Fruit a leathery dehiscent capsule. Seeds ovoid, fleshy, orange to red.

Several species used horticulturally, at least three species grown in Australia.

About 120 species from C and S America.

Inverted leaves; climbing habit; leathery capsule; fleshy seeds.

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Alstroemeriaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Liliales
family       Alstroemeriaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Bomarea multiflora (L.f.) Mirb.