Brimeura Salisb.

Named for Maria de Brimeur, a plant lover of the 16th century.

Perennial, bulbous herb, bulb tunicate. Leaves basal, linear. Flowers radially symmetrical, stalked, individual flower stalks not articulated. Inflorescence a terminal raceme with bracts exceeding the flower stalks.Tepals 3+3, 1-nerved, basally united, tube exceeding lobes. Stamens 6, attached to floral tube. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds round, black.

About 3 species in S Mediterranean Europe and the Balkans.

Bulb with tepal tube exceeding the lobes and floral bracts exceeding the flower stalks.

Almeida da Silva et al. (2001).

Source: Forster, P. (2005). Bowiea. 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asparagaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Brimeura amethystina (L.) Chouard