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: (2005). Bowiea. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.