Eucomis comosa (Houtt.) Wehrh.

Perennial herb from a shiny tunicate bulb. Leaves oblong, purple spotted, margins slightly wavy. Inflorescence to 30 cm, dark purple-spotted. Flowers numerous, spreading, to 20 mm wide; late summer. Tepals pale green. Ovary purple. [E. punctata L'Hérit.].

South Africa


E. bicolor Bak. from South Africa is a perennial herb from a shiny tunicate bulb. Leaves broadly oblong, margins undulate. Inflorescence to 60 cm, sometimes purple spotted. Flowers numerous, spreading, to 25 mm wide; late summer.Tepals pale green with purple margins. Ovary green.

Source: Forster, P. (2005). Drimiopsis. 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
genus        Eucomis L'Hér.