Bulbinella Kunth

Greek Bulbine – ancient name for a bulb, ella – denotes a diminutive.

Perennial stemless herbs with fleshy roots. Leaves annual in a basal rosette, sheathing, linear. Flowers widely opening, radially symmetrical, stalked, stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a terminal, erect, many-flowered dense raceme.Tepals 3+3, free. Stamens 3+3, equal, free; anthers attached in the middle, shorter than or equalling tepals. Fruit a dehiscent capsule. Seeds angular, black.

John Conran

[Bulbinopsis Borzi]

About 4 species used horticulturally, only two generally grown in southern Australia.

The rosette leaves from fleshy roots; racemes of densely packed widely opening bright yellow flowers with anthers attached in the middle.

About 20 species from S Africa and New Zealand.

Perry (1987, 1999).

Source: Conran, J. (2005). Bulbinella. 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      Asparagales
family       Asphodelaceae
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