Description of the genus
Bulbous plants. Leaves sessile, distichous, strap-shaped and obtuse, arranged in a fan. Scape solid with flowers subtended by 2 free bracts. Flowers with pedicels considerably elongating in fruit, funnel-shaped, with tube shorter than segments. Ovary triquetrous. Capsule with 1 fleshy, spherical seed.
Worldwide: 6 species in southern and eastern Africa
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Other sources of information about Boophone:Flora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): BoophoneFlora Zambesiaca
web site: BoophoneGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for BoophoneIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): BoophoneKew Herbarium catalogue
: BoophoneKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Boophone.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=363, retrieved 23 May 2013